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Award and seminar part of Open Access Week

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram presents this year’s award to Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace in Dr Andrew Taylor’s absence Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram presents this year’s award to Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace in Dr Andrew Taylor’s absence

Charles Darwin University Northern Institute Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor has won the 2015 CDU Library Open Access Award presented as part of Open Access Week last month.

This is the fourth year the annual award has been presented by the CDU Library and recognises the researcher with the highest number of open access publications deposited in the CDU eSpace repository during the past 12 months. 

Library Research Services Coordinator Jayshree Mamtora said the Library marked Open Access Week by hosting an annual Open Access Seminar.

“This year’s theme was ‘Open for Collaboration’ and explored how cooperation between stakeholder communities helps to set the default to open for scholarly communication,” Ms Mamtora said.

“The theme provided an opportunity for Open Access supporters to consider working with those in similar, allied movements for Open Data and Open Education to advance common goals more quickly.”

Ms Mamtora said speakers at the Open Access Seminar included Office of Library Services Director Ruth Quinn, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram, Innovative Media Production Studio Manager Alison Lockley and Open Education Resources Coordinator Karin Pfister, Open Access Button co-lead Georgina Taylor and Office of Library Services Digital Collections Coordinator Neil Godfrey.

For more information visit W: libguides.cdu.edu.au/open_access/oaweek