Open Access Week: 22-26 October 2018


Open Access week is fast approaching and there is lots going on around the Templeman Library, from a free documentary screening to games, between Friday 19th and Friday 26th October.  Read on for whats on!

Grab your popcorn!

We’re kick starting Open Access Week with a free documentary screening of ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.’

“Paywall is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.”

Tea and coffee will be provided and you’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Friday 19th October, 12:00, Templeman Library, Room DG 01

Book your place through Eventbrite.


Play the game!

Join us for ‘Copyright the Card Game‘ where you’ll learn all about the things that copyright protects, activities that are restricted, licensing, and fair dealing.

Monday 22nd October, 10:00 – 12:30, Templeman Library

If you’re interested in attending contact to book your place.


Come and see us!

Come and see us in the Templeman Library Welcome Foyer where we’ll be on hand to answer your questions about Open Access and how we can support you.

We’re here all week (22-26 October) at these times:

  • Monday:        12:00 – 13:00
  • Tuesday:        11:30 – 12:30
  • Wednesday:  14:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday:      10:30 – 11:30
  • Friday:           14:30 – 15:30

Contact us at for more information or advice on Open Access.


Read all about it!

Check out the latest Research Support News for all of our blogs during Open Access Week.  Find out more about making your thesis available Open Access, what open scholarship really means, and how to licence your work.

Don’t forget to follow @UniKentResSupp on Twitter for the latest on Open Access, Research Excellence Framework, Kent Academic Respository, ORCID, Impact, APCs and Research Data.

Visit the Research Support website for more information.

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