We are honoured here at Macquarie to be hosting the Executive Director of SPARC, Heather Joseph. SPARC is the member-driven international alliance that is the brains behind the theme of this year’s OA Week: “Open in Order to...” For 15 years, SPARC has been a leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Heather in person at a roundtable session to be held in the Library on Monday 30 Oct at 2.00 – 3.00pm.
Under Heather’s stewardship, SPARC’s efforts focus on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources.
“Effectively communicating the tangible benefits that Open Access provides is essential for open to become the default in both policy and practice,” says Heather. “I’m keen to focus discussions on those benefits of openness that are most compelling locally—whether that’s increasing citation counts, enabling anyone to learn from the latest scholarship, or accelerating the translation of research into economic gains—and encourage action to realize these benefits.”
The focus of this session is open educational resources (OERs), a topic relevant all at Macquarie as we look to making education more accessible and engaging.
You are welcome to come along to meet Heather and contribute to the discussion.
Monday 30 Oct, 2.00 – 3.00pm, Room 4.01 on Level 4, Library.