Open Access Week is Oct 20-26, 2014

Several events are being organized by the University Library to recognize and celebrate OA Week this year. See below.

All events listed here are free to attend and open to all! No registration required.

Mon Oct 20 – Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open (Live-Streaming Webcast from Washington D.C.)
1-2pm, Collaborative Learning Lab (Rm 145), Murray Library

SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world. The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open Access and explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.

The following expert panelists will be featured:

  • Stefano Bertuzzi: Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology
  • José-Marie Griffiths: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryant University
  • Meredith Niles: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard University
  • Jerry Sheehan: Assistant Director for Policy Development, National Library of Medicine

Tues Oct 21 – Open Data *for Scholars*
12-1pm, Collaborative Learning Lab (Rm 145), Murray Library

Ever wondered about open data?  This session is an ‘Open Data 101’ for scholars interested in using and/or publishing open data in their research projects.  Learn about the merits of open publishing; the wheres and hows of repositories; and the vibrant open data community.  Of particular interest to graduate students and faculty, this session will enlighten your research practices!  All disciplines welcome.

Session provided by Jessica Gallinger, Social Sciences Librarian (Economics, Data, GIS)

Thurs Oct 23 – Finding and Using Open Resources for Teaching and Research
12-1pm, Collaborative Learning Lab (Rm 145), Murray Library

Many research and educational materials are now freely available online. But how do you find high quality resources? And how do you adapt them for use in the classroom? This session will introduce you to Open Educational Resources (OERs), Open Textbooks, Creative Commons licences, and how to find Open Access literature for teaching and research. Join experts from the University Library, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, and the University Learning Centre for a discussion of this quickly growing area. Session presented as part of the Library Researcher Series.