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Open Access: Open Access Week @ Rhodes 02- 06 October 2017

Resources and Information about the Open Access Movement

Open Access Week@Rhodes Library 02 - 06 October 2017

Open Access Week@Rhodes Library 2 - 6 October 2017


Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment” (SPARC). For more information: SPARC

Rhodes Library Open Access Subject Guide at

Rhodes University Library, in collaboration with the Rhodes Research Office, is hosting their annual Open Access Week during 2nd-6th October 2017.   

The aim of OA Week 2017 is to raise awareness of Open Access practices in our daily lives at Rhodes University.  This purpose is aligned with the International Open Access Week theme:

Open in order to….

Open Access Week

Please find details of the programme below:

Tuesday 3rd October:

 10.3011:30 Prof Sioux McKenna. Predatory Journals.

Venue: Library Xstrata Training Room on Level 2

 11:3012:30 Melissa Badenhorst. Marketing Director (WWIS). The Open Access Perspective: Trends and measurements.

Venue: Library Meeting Room on Level 4

 12:3013:00 Debbie Martindale. Open Access Policy at Rhodes University

Venue: Library Meeting Room on Level 4


Thursday 5th October

Venue: Library Meeting Room (Level 4)

 11.0011:30 Khawulile Radebe: Rhodes Digital Commons.

 11:3012:30 Wynand van der Walt: Rhodes University Online Journal System.

 12.3013:30 Professors Eureta Rosenberg and Heila LotzSisitka: Publishing from the Margins into the Centre. The Open Access story of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education?

 13:3014:30 Garry Rosenberg: Publisher and Consultant, Essential Books.



We invite you to attend any (and all) of the sessions on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October 2017.  Coffee/tea will be provided.

Should you be interested in attending, please would you RSVP Debbie at