This Workshop in a Box (WIB) contains everything you need to prepare for and deliver a workshop for faculty, researchers, and students on open access. After attending this workshop, participants will have a better understanding as to whether open access is right for them and their works and, if so, how to make their works openly accessible. These materials were prepared by Authors Alliance for subscribers to our Authors Alliance Partner Program (A2P2).
Timing: The core presentation with slides is designed to take about 45 minutes to present, leaving 15 minutes for Q&A in a standard hour-long workshop.
Modifying and Sharing: All WIB content is made available under a CC BY license.
Outside Reading: We recommend familiarizing yourself with the following materials prior to hosting this workshop:
- Authors Alliance’s guide to Understanding Open Access: When, Why, and How to Make Your Work Openly Accessible
- Authors Alliance members’ open access success stories
Reporting Back: Please help us by sharing your feedback about any workshops you host using our WIBs with email@example.com. This information will help us to report back to our pilot program funders, and your suggestions will enable us to improve future versions of this workshop.
Materials for Presenters
The following materials are designed for the workshop presenter:
- 1. Slide Deck: The slide deck forms the core of the workshop. In a series of 31 slides with speaker notes, it covers what open access means and the benefits of making a work openly accessible, and provides practical steps authors can take if they wish to make their work openly accessible. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 2. Presenter Notes: For presenters that prefer to have speaker notes in a separate document, presentation notes are included as a stand-alone document with thumbnails of the slides. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 3. Audience FAQs & Answers for Presenters: This document covers questions that workshop participants may raise, together with suggested answers. Download Google Doc / Download Office
Materials for Participants
The following materials are designed for workshop participants:
- 4. Overview: This short handout gives an overview of the content covered in the workshop. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 5. Presentation Notes: For participants who learn best by taking their own notes, this document includes slide thumbnails and a place for jotting down notes. Download Google Doc / Download Office
The following materials are designed to help you market your workshop to faculty, researchers, and students:
- 6. Email Announcement: This customizable email text can be used to announce the rights reversion workshop via email to faculty, researchers, and students on campus. Download Google Doc / Download Office
- 7. Social Media Posts: These sample tweets and Facebook posts, together with a link to a collection of free-to-use images of books and reading, can be used to promote the workshop on social media. Download Google Doc / Download Office