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Mā ngā hinengaro ketu o ia whakatipuranga e hura ngā mea hou.
The searching minds of each generation reveal new things.



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Welcome to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori!

The Library is celebrating Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2022 and the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Māori language petition to Parliament with a variety of engaging displays and events.

Visit the displays at the Central, Health Sciences and Hocken Libraries to learn more about the richness of Ngā Upoko Tukutuku | Māori Subject Headings.

A display in the Health Sciences Library highlights the 4 Māori health models: Te Pae Māhutonga; Te Whare Tapa Whā; Te Wheke; Meihana. The display also references the new proposed organizational structure for the Māori Health Authority which supports the analogy of a waka hourua on a journey to Pae Tawhiti using the traditional compass to help navigate.

A display in the Central Library compliments the Te Takarangi panels which celebrate Maori publications. It encourages engagement with both Te Takarangi and the rich Te Reo resources available at the library.

At the Hocken a display is centered on the themes Kai & Kēmu. As well as this fun and varied display drawn from across the Hocken Collections you are welcome to join us for two events to celebrate Te Wiki O Te Reo.

Visit the Hocken Collections events page at for more details.

Ngā Upoko Tukutuku | Māori Subject Headings play a key role in providing access to Māori resources and literature in te reo Māori and about Māori for our tauira and researchers. To find out how they can help and how to use them visit our guide: Ngā Upoko Tukutuku: Kāinga | Home

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

Library 101 workshop series – watch recordings

LIBRARY 101 workshops give an introduction to Library resources and search skills.

You can watch recordings of the latest workshops on Vimeo:

Endnote workshops with Library and IT – register now

These hands-on Zoom workshops use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write. Sign up for the “EndNote: Key Functions” workshop (PC or Mac) to learn the basics, or sign up to the “Endnote: Advanced Functions” workshop (PC or Mac) for supplementary skills. The courses are jointly run by IT Training and Development and Subject Librarians.

Register now

Postgraduate Library Workshop Series – register now

Subject Librarians are running a set of information sessions and workshops specifically for postgraduate students. Please book now to secure your spot and build skills that will enhance your research journey in these topics.

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New Read and Publish Agreements for 2022

The University has signed Read and Publish Agreements with a number of journal publishers for 2022.

What does this mean?

The University pays the publisher a single annual fee to cover subscription fees and Article Processing Charges (APCs). Each agreement is slightly different so check the details for each publisher in the links below.

Otago researchers are now able to publish Open Access articles at no cost to the researcher, through new Read and Publish agreements with the listed publishers. Check the details as some agreements have limits on the number of articles included in the agreement.

Listed publishers

How to access this opportunity

Researcher’s don’t need to change current publishing practices. Submit as usual and you will be notified on acceptance if you are eligible to publish your article Open Access with no transactional APCs.

See Otago’s Read and Publish guide for specific details on the submission process for each publisher.

Read and Publish guide

The following publishers are involved in 2022:

  • Springer Nature (but not for Nature-branded journals)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Wiley
  • Oxford University Press
  • Brill
  • Company of Biologists

Which journal titles are included?

Check which titles are included in these Read and Publish Agreements.

2022 Otago list of titles

Benefits for researchers

Articles published as Open Access have increased visibility, and receive a larger readership and a higher number of citations than those articles which are not Open Access. Contact your Subject Librarian to find out more about how you can benefit from these agreements.

Find your Subject Librarian

How did this happen?

Otago is an associate member of the CAUL (Council of Australian University Libraries) Procurement consortium. Pressure from academic library consortia, such as CAUL, for Open Access publishing has led to increasing experimentation by publishers, and new Open Access business models. These “transformative agreements” are designed to eventually re-purpose subscription expenditure to pay for APC fees associated with Open Access publishing. 

Read the Library Research Publishing & Impact Guide or Contact your Subject Librarian for more information.

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