A history of promoting public access to research
When QUT launched its digital repository service (QUT ePrints) in 2003, it was backed by the world's first university-wide deposit policy. It now contains over 75% of the University's recently-published peer-reviewed research papers, with 89% of these works available in full-text.
Having achieved almost 10 million downloads in 10 years, QUT ePrints continues to help researchers maximise their impact and engagement in the community. Please join us on this occasion, in celebrating this important milestone.
Spotlight: pre-conference workshops
Open Access Scholarly Books: Australian Perspectives is part of an international workshop series that brings together publishers, researchers, research funders and librarians to discuss the challenges of making scholarly books open access. A key goal of this workshop is to gain greater insight into the extent to which globally coordinated approaches to making monographs open access are capable of meeting the needs of Australian communities.
View the list of pre-conference workshops held on 30 October.
Supporting Open Access
The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council have introduced open access policies, requiring that all publications produced from federally-funded research programs be made freely available to the public.
The Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) is a new advisory body, available to advise the academic community on meeting these new requirements and developing effective institutional policies. For more information, visit the AOASG website.