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Open Access Steering Group

Open Access Programme Strategic Objectives

Establish and then advance the state of open access in our UNZ member libraries to increase the impact and reach of academic research published in our institutional repositories and open access journals where appropriate (exceptions may include: commercial in confidence; culturally sensitive; research etc). Ultimately, this programme should contribute to an increase OA of university research to 70% in the next 3 years. This will broaden the reach of NZ university research through the publishing of more research outside paywalls.

Open Access Statement

As part of the Open Access Programme, Universities New Zealand—Te Pōkai Tara has released an Open Access Statement on behalf of New Zealand's eight universities. It acknowledges the rights of Māori and other indigenous groups to determine the appropriate avenues for their data and sets out the determination of member universities to continue to pursue open access.

Definition of Open Access

For the purposes of this workstream, OA will be defined as public access to all Aotearoa New Zealand university research outputs including publications.

Open Access Steering Group

  • Professor Bryony James (Chair), Provost, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Ms Sue Roberts, University Librarian and Director, Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland (Chair of CONZUL)
  • Ms Kim Tairi, University Librarian, AUT
  • Ms Anna Rennie, Copyright Officer, The University of Auckland (Copyright Working Group)
  • Professor David Lont, Professor of Accounting, University of Otago
  • Professor Stuart Brock, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Otago (DVCA Committee representative)
  • Dr Bronwen Kelly, UNZ Deputy Chief Executive & Portfolio Manager - Research and Planning Systems

Open Access Working Group

Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara:

Key contact at UNZ: Dr Bronwen Kelly Deputy Chief Executive, Portfolio Manager – Research and Planning Systems