Open Access Publishing Panel @ UofS

As part of the University Learning Centre’s Technology Week (Nov 1-5) there will be a panel discussing Open Access Publishing:
Tuesday November 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241)

Panelists include:
David Fox, B.A. M.L.S.
Head, Monographs Unit, UofS Library
link to ppt presentation

Jim Greer, Ph.D
Director University Learning Centre
Frank Klaassen, B.I.S. M.A. Ph.D
Associate Professor and Director of Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Roger A. Pierson, MS PhD FEAS FCAHS
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Richard Schwier, Ed.D.
Professor, Educational Technology and Design, Department of Curriculum Studies

Open Access Week Wrap Up

SPARC has issued their synopsis of the 4th international Open Access Week:
“The largest, most successful International Open Access Week yet has just come to a close. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, this year’s event was no less than three times larger than it was just a year ago. Hundreds of videos, photos, blog posts, and more were released to promote and highlight the benefits of Open Access to research and take the conversation even more deeply into the research community – and they absolutely did.”
Read the rest of the SPARC blog entry HERE.

Open Families in Science

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 18-24), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is showcasing the stories of two exceptional families who have embraced Open Access as a value and have advanced their own work – though not always without reservations. The personal stories of brothers Jonathan and Michael Eisen (both evolutionary biologists), along with Neil Buckholtz and his son, Josh (neuroscientists), grappling with the pros and cons of Open Access are now profiled on the SPARC Web site:
http://www.arl.org/sparc/openaccess/openfamilies/

Looking back on Budapest

In honour of Open Access Week I thought it might be fitting to revisit one of the milestones in establishing the Open Access Movement: the Budapest Open Access Initiative
From the first paragraph of the statement:
“An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.”
Continue reading HERE.

SPARC’s Open Access Week Kick-Off Online Event

Open Access Week 2010 from SPARC on Vimeo.

Description:
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced top international researchers will champion the importance of Open Access for advancing research at an online event to launch this year’s Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010).
Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of key roles – from introducing the topic of wider access and launching PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the Public Library of Science, one of the world’s leading open-access publishers.
Varmus will be joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, biochemist, and author of the widely read “Science in the Open” blog. Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future opportunities. A host of leading researchers from around the globe will also add their voices to the event.

Open Access Week Resources

Free Animated Video – To celebrate International Open Access Week 2010, an event taking place from October 18 to October 24, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has partnered with the McGill University Library to produce an advocacy video on the issues of open access. To celebrate International Open Access Week 2010, an event taking place from October 18 to October 24, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has partnered with the McGill University Library and University of Toronto Libraries to produce an advocacy video and a webcast on the issues of open access and proposed copyright reform in Canada. The roughly one minute animated video explains the concept of open access to students and faculty in a simple and fun format. The video is available in both French and English, can be placed on websites, displayed on monitors in libraries during open access week, and is available for free and is licensed under a Creative Commons license. It can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/McGillLibrary.
Monday, October 18th, 2010. 12:00 – 1:30pm EST – The OISE library at the University of Toronto is producing a webcast during open access week. It is free and accessible for everyone who would like to incorporate it into their open access week events. Canada’s granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies’ approaches to open access. Agencies with an open access mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views open access and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support open access.
Panel members are: Craig McNaughton, Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration, SSHRC; Andrea Smith, Manager, Partnerships for Health System Improvement and Evidence on Tap, CIHR; Monique Zaloum, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy and International Relations, NSERC
Moderated by Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:00 – 1:30pm Eastern Time – In association with University of Toronto Libraries, CARL is sponsoring a webcast with Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson, professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. The webcast – entitled, What Bill C-32 misses: Copyright in Academic Life – will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:00 – 1:30pm Eastern Time. The event is free, but restricted to a limited number of viewers. Registration will is available on a first come first serve basis. Please send registration requests to Diego Argáez at carlrpo@uottawa.ca.
Thursday October 21 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time – As part of its planned events to celebrate International Open Access Week 2010 (October 18 – 24) the Simon Fraser University Library, in association with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), is hosting a dialog and Q&A session with John Willinsky (Stanford University) and Andrew Feenberg (Simon Fraser University) on Thursday October 21 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time. This event will be webcasted live at http://tlcentre.sfu.ca/broadcast/.
The theme of this event is A Critical Theory of Open in the Digital Era: Sous les pavés, la plage. Stepping for a moment beyond the open access question of the right to free online journal articles, Andrew Feenberg and John Willinsky will explore, in dialogue, issues surrounding the larger concept and spirit of open, as it tends to infuse seemingly utopian Internet developments, while drawing on their shared interest in the Critical Theory traditions of the last century.

Open Access Week 2010: Oct 18-24

Next week is the 4th annual international Open Access Week!
To kick the week off, the UofS Library will host a webcast viewing of a live panel discussion from the University of Toronto: Funding Agency Panel: Opening Up Access
“Canada’s granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies’ approaches to open access. Agencies with an open access mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views open access and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support open access.”
Date: Monday October 18
Time: 10am-11:30am
Place: Room G3 (ground floor of Murray Library)

All are welcome to attend!

SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #150

In this issue of SOAN Peter Suber discusses why even a strong supporter of Open Access may not systematically self-archive…
“I have a confession to make. For as long as I’ve urged scholars to support OA, I’ve urged them to self-archive. But I wasn’t systematic about doing it myself until last year.”

Read more HERE.
As always, he also provides a comprehensive “Round-Up” of OA-related news from the past month.

ARL Webinar Series: Reshaping Scholarly Communication

4B: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs—Librarian Training and Development

Tuesday October 19, 11am-12pm, Rm 102, Murray Library
Program 4B will focus specifically on the roles of librarians in education and outreach regarding scholarly communications issues. Presenters will discuss how to prepare librarians to take on this new challenge, providing them with the tools and training to speak confidently and answer questions about scholarly communications issues. How disciplinary differences factor into librarian education also will be discussed.
Scheduled Speakers
• Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries
• Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing, MIT Libraries
All are welcome!
Brought to you by
the Learning and Development Committee, University of Saskatchewan Library
Here is a poster to advertise the event: Download file
For more information on this series see: http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml