UPN being present at Open Access Week 2023

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From the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and within the framework of the activities for the construction of the Open Science institutional policy, the internal group Trabajo Editorial was part of the Open Access Week, held from 23 to 27 October. Our publishing house participated in the organization of this event along with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Wikimedia.

Workshops, talks, panels, photographic tours, and other activities, were part of the extensive agenda of this event in which the importance of open access for cultural, academic and publishing institutions was discussed, based on these institutions purpose of sharing, creating and spreading knowledge and on the essential role of the processes and open platforms for social development.

Within the framework of this meeting, editing and educational content tools were shared by using free and public domain licenses. In addition, university communities were trained in the correct use of creative commons licenses.

The master lecture WikiJournal, given at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional facilities by Andrew Leung, a doctor in Environmental Sciences from the University of Toronto, with a research focus on climate change and aviation. Currently, he works in the Canadian government in science policy. He began editing Wikipedia in 2006 and in 2018 was involved in WikiJournal, a project seeking for showing high-quality content reviewed by academic peers and to link higher education and its publications with Wikipedia.

In this talk, attended by students and teachers from different institutions, the need to connect the academic community and to spread scientific knowledge through transparent and accessible open access spaces was discussed.

Carrying out this event contributes to the spreading of other elements within open science, such as open data and open education, so that they can be incorporated into research projects.

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