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.

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