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Webinar #5 in our 2017 Series

Tuwhera: can indigenous perspectives help to transform scholarly communication?

Presenter: Luqman Hayes, Scholarly Communications Team Leader, Library & Learning Support Services, Auckland University of Technology.

Tuwhera – ‘be open’ in te Reo Māori – is AUT’s first open access scholarly journal hosting service. It launched in October 2016 with two peer-reviewed, AUT-edited titles and has grown swiftly to host five open access journals. This webinar will describe what distinguishes Tuwhera from other similar services offered by academic libraries not only in terms of its set up and its aims of creating an incubator space for new and emerging research publications, but also in the manner in which its progress has been informed by the values which underpin it. In aspiring to evolve from journal publishing platform into an ecosystem of interrelated tools for storing, describing and openly sharing research, Tuwhera seeks to draw upon Māori and other indigenous concepts of knowledge sharing and openness. It is envisaged that Tuwhera can play a significant role in the open access scholarly communications network, one that could be catalytic in influencing the institutional culture around open access, research dissemination and impact assessment with potentially far-reaching implications for policy in Aotearoa.

Tuesday 15th August - 9am WA - 11am AEST - 1pm NZ

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