Open Access Week Activities, October 22 – 26

Monday – Open Access Week Kickoff Reception


When: 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Where: D.B. Weldon Library Atrium
Cake, opening remarks, and exploration of what it means to be open! There will be an accompanying art show of data visualizations about open access or made using open data.
Musical performance provided by Ethan Lacey using open sheet music available through the International Music Score Library Project.

Tuesday – Before you Sign: Know your Academic Publishing Rights


When: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where: TSC Room 121, D.B. Weldon Library
This hands-on workshop empowers participants to understand and exercise their rights as authors. Attendees will have an opportunity to compare publication agreements, learn about tools and best practices for self-archiving, and explore how your rights as an author can help make your work more open. The following FAQ’s will be addressed:
– Who holds the copyright?
– Can I post my work across various sharing platforms?
– Where can I post my work?
– How can I make my work more open?

Wednesday – Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Equitable Open Systems: A Panel Discussion


When: 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Where: Weldon’s Atrium
Increasingly, funders, publishers, universities, and governments are mandating open policies and practices. In the design of new systems that produce and distribute knowledge openly, we must think critically and act with intention to ensure that these systems serve the diverse needs of a global community. This panel of speakers will explore how to increase equity and inclusiveness within scholarship as research becomes more open. Facilitated by Associate Chief Librarian, Bobby Glushko.
List of speakers:
1. Candace Brunette – PhD Candidate in Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies
2. Nafiz Shuva – PhD Candidate in Library Information Science. Research is focused on digital inclusion and open access in developing countries
3. Thomas Peace – Assistant Professor in Canadian History and member of the Open Educational Resources Campus Working Group

Thursday – Before you Sign: Know your Academic Publishing Rights


When: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: TSC Room 120, D.B. Weldon Library
This hands-on workshop empowers participants to understand and exercise their rights as authors. Attendees will have an opportunity to compare publication agreements, learn about tools and best practices for self-archiving, and explore how your rights as an author can help make your work more open. The following FAQ’s will be addressed:
– Who holds the copyright?
– Can I post my work across various sharing platforms?
– Where can I post my work?
– How can I make my work more open?

Friday –  Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Film Screening)


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When: 3:00 p.m.
Where: McKellar Room Theatre, UCC
This documentary, produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the 25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 30-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

 

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall

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