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We are organising a seminar on the open access publishing at the University of Canterbury.

 on the 4th of June, between 11 AM  - 1 PM at Wheki Building Room 101. Please join us, and RSVP to Dr Kathryn Mackinven

Site and Time

Location: Wheki 101, at the College of Education, Health, and Human Development, University of Canterbury

Click here for the directions and campus map

Time:  , 11 AM - 1 PM

You can also join the meeting virtually using Adobe Connect, for that please click here:

Just log in as a guest with your first name.

About the Seminar

As academics, we are research active, and we'd like to have as wide a dissemination of our research works and ideas as possible. While several channels exist, open access is a way to ensure that our work reach a wide range of audience who will not have to pay to access the knowledge we strive to share with the world, and can make use of the knowledge base in freely; this both speeds up the dissemination of information but also adds to the speed of publishing and wider dissemination of knowledge. At one of the recent University of Canterbury College of Education, Health, and Human Development Research Committee meeting, the issue of Open Access Publishing was brought up and the Committee members encouraged the idea of hosting a seminar at the College where we can discuss and disseminate ideas about open access publishing with a view to improve and speed up the process of publications. The result is this seminar. 

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the concept of Open Access and activities that are already occurring in the University, but also provide a broad based overview of the scene of Open Access across Australasia and the world. In particular, in addition to discussing Open Access, we also aim to discuss different models of publishing and the concept of Creative Commons. The seminar will be interactive and please come and join us with your questions, comments, and ideas. We shall have discussions, talks, and panel presentations. 


Peter Lund, UC Library

Anton Angelo, UC Library

Dr Peter Binfield, PeerJ

Dr Ginny Barbour, Open Access Australia


  1. Introduction Arindam Basu and Kathryn MackInven
  2. Presentations by the speakers (each speaker will speak for about 20 minutes and we shall have questions and answers)
    1. Peter Lund: Introducing Open Access Publishing in the context of UC
    2. Dr Peter Binfield: Novel Publishing Models
    3. Anton Angelo: Creative Commons
    4. Dr Viriginia Barbour: Australian Open Access
    5. Panel Discussion on Open Access Publishing, Questions and Answers
  3. Thanks and Closing Remarks

Resources for the Seminar

An overview of Open Access from Peter Suber

Open Access to Research is a website that is NZ oriented and discusses Open Access, and the benefits. 

A Case for Open Access from PLOS 

Good Practices for University Open Access Policies (PDF document)

Australian Open Access Support Group

Directory of Open Access Journals

OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories


Six short videos of researchers at University of Canterbury and at Lincoln University explaining how open access publishing works for them:

Dr Virginia Barbour Writes in The Conversation about Open Access and problems with Toll Access publishers

How Open is it?

Links to Videos and Slide Decks of this Seminar

YouTube Video of the Seminar