Qatar National Library

Open Access Week 2019: Open for Whom?

2019.10.27 09:00


The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” which aims to explore the question of how inclusive open access and open knowledge are. Speakers will discuss the benefits of open access to Qatar's research ecosystem. Attendees will also be invited to share their thoughts on how we can collaborate with national and international stakeholders to open up access to our scientific and cultural heritage.


9:00 – 9:15 AM: Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 AM: “Open Access: Time to Bridge the North-South Divide,” by Dr. Jon Tennant

10:15 – 10:45 AM: Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15 AM: “QUP Open Access Policy: Current Approaches and Future International Collaboration,” by Dr. Okasha Eldaly, Qatar University Press

11:15 – 11:45 AM: “How Innovation in Libraries Supports Open Humanities Research,” by Dr. Milena Dobrova, UCL Qatar, and Aisha Al-Abdulla, Qatar University Library

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: “Open Access to Cultural Heritage in the Qatar Digital Library,” by Marcin Werla, Qatar National Library

12:15 – 12:30 PM: “Pioneering Open Access Academic Publishing in the Arabian Peninsula,” by Dr. Rima J. Isaifan, HBKU Press/HBKU

12:30 – 1:00 PM: “Qatar National Library Open Access Fund,”  by Dr. Alwaleed Alkhaja, Qatar National Library

Date: 27 October 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Language: Arabic and English 

Target Audience: General public, researchers, librarians, research administrators and research funders  

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