Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries.This community is dedicated to people working in the academic environment based in the Asian region. It celebrates Asian cultural diversity and unique way of doing things.
Asia OA was launched in March 2016 with a meeting hosted by the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan and has had annual meetings in different Asian countries since then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2016), Kathmandu, Nepal (2017), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2019), Seoul, South Korea (2020 – programme and videos), and Singapore (2021)
Webinars and Events
November 10, 2022 – Webinar on fostering diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications
Please join us for a webinar focusing on fostering diversity and equity in scholarly communications. This will be a pre-conference session for the next meeting of the COAR Asia OA meeting, which is being organized by COAR Asia OA and AISSMS College of Engineering, India.
The pre-conference is an opportunity to learn more about the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and to contribute your ideas for topics to be addressed at the Asia OA meeting. It will take place on November 10, 2022 from 13h – 16:30 Indian Standard Time via the zoom platform. The agenda for the meeting is included below.
The pre-conference is free, but you must register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldOqvrDsvHdEtJ9IBnKk64TCEzkJWeV6S
|13:00-13:20||Welcome and Opening Remarks – Dr. Vrushali Dandawate and Kazu Yamaji, NII, Japan|
|13:20-13:50||Introduction to COAR and the need for bibliodiversity – Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR|
|13:50-14:30||Open Access Polices in Asia – Dr. Vrushali Dandawate, AISSMS College of Engineering|
|14:50-15:20||Why interoperable local infrastructure matters for publishing and sharing research? – Iryna Kuchma, EIFL|
|15:20-15:50||Building trust and avoiding predatory publishing – Joanna Ball, Managing Director, Directory of Open Access Journals|
|15:50-16:20||Open discussion – Kazu Yamaji, National Institute of Informatics and Su Nee Goh, Nanyang Technological University|
|16:20-16:30||Closing and announcement of next meeting – Dr. Vrushali Dandawate, AISSMS College of Engineering|
August 3, 2022
Institutional Repositories Assessment: Takeaways from JPCOAR and NTU Library
June 22, 2021
This online Information Sharing Session about the role of libraries in research data management was hosted by Nanyang Technological University Library and was attended by 76 participants from 13 countries in Asia. The slides from the session are available here
April 27, 2021
Balancing good practices with inclusivity: COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories COAR-Asia OA and JPCOAR hosted a free online information sharing session about the repository evaluation framework. In this session, the repository criteria team from the JPCOAR will be introduced a current practice of the “COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories” in Japan.
Videos from the session are available here:
- Why now COAR Community Framework? Yasuyuki Minamiyama (JPCOAR, NII) https://youtu.be/eEUeKyVUQEI
- Development of JPCOAR Checklist and its Trial. Koh Sugawara (JPCOAR, Hitotsubashi Univ.) https://youtu.be/mjsNZ3yljMs
- Further Strategy beyond Checklist Survey. Masashi Kawai (JPCOAR, NII) https://youtu.be/s9N5js6fsR0
- Q&A. moderated by Michiyo Yasuhara (JPCOAR, NII) and Yasuyuki Minamiyama (JPCOAR, NII) https://youtu.be/mzFpMqu19KQ
December 18, 2020
Organized by Nanyang Technological University Library and COAR-Asia OA this Information Sharing Session ‘Building Library Capabilities for Research Data Management Services’ had 59 participants from 12 countries. It was an engaging session with many questions and contributions from a diverse group of participants. More information is available here.
December 10, 2020
A presentation and discussion about the Open Access Policy development process in India with Dr Arul George Scaria, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi.
Asia OA 2020 – Seoul, South Korea
The (virtual) 5th meeting of Asia OA was hosted by Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) from September 9-15, 2020 Recently, the wave of the 4th industry has changed our lives greatly. …
Asia OA 2019 Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh
On March 6-7, 2019, we had the COAR Asia 2019 meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The meeting was hosted by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and was well attended by government representatives, national open access …
Asia OA Summit – Positioning Asian in the Global Movement of Open Science
This meeting took place on November 14 – 15, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open access, and more broadly open science, is a global trend that promises to advance discovery, accelerate innovation and improve …