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Open Access Week 2013


Events on Campus

This year the library will participate in OA Week, October 21-25, with events designed to inform the community about open access and open access policies.


Monday, October 21st at 3:00pm in Chalmers Classroom


Webcast: Opening Kick Off Event 2013 at the Worldbank: Redefining Impact

This event will begin with a 60-minute panel discussion, entitled, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science, and Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

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Tuesday, October 22nd 12:30pm-2:00pm in Chalmers Classroom


Webcast: Open Access Mega Journals


The Open Access ‘Megajournal’ (a class of journal defined by the success of PLOS ONE) is a reasonably recent phenomenon, but one that some observers believe is poised to change the publishing world very rapidly.  Dr Peter Binfield, who led PLOS ONE for 4 years until mid-2012 and left PLOS to co-found PeerJ, has experienced the megajournal both from within PLOS ONE, and from the point of view of starting an entirely new megajournal (PeerJ). In this keynote Peter shares some of his insights about megajournals, how they operate, how they can succeed, and whether or not this new category of journal will truly revolutionize the publishing landscape.


Tuesday, October 22nd 2:00pm-3:30pm in Chalmers Classroom


e-Workshop: Developing OA Policies Workshop


Practitioners describe the elements of an effective OA policy, explain why each is important and detail the process for moving a policy forward on your campus. After a basic overview, join in a highly interactive opportunity to pose your questions to the speakers about the development and implementation of open access policies.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to evaluate elements of policy;
  • Learn how to engage and assess stakeholders;
  • Be able to identify the critical pieces for the implementation phase.

Presenter(s): Ada Emmett, Head of the Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, University of Kansas; Suzanne Kriegsman, Program Manager, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University

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Wednesday, October 23rd at 12:10pm in Chalmers 114 (MLL)

Panel Discussion: Open Access Policies at Oberlin and Wooster


Join us for a lunch discussion with representatives from Oberlin College and The College of Wooster.  Panelists will discuss their experiences with and perspectives on developing campus-wide open access policies.  Come with questions and join us for a lively discussion!

Oberlin’s Open Access Resolution

Wooster’s Open Access Resolution


Wednesday, October 23rd 1:00pm-3:00pm in Chalmers Classroom


Webcast: Open Freedoms/Open Practice


Contemporary open education practices are based on free software and free culture movements. Join Paul Stacey from Creative Commons as he explores the extent to which Open Educational Resources, MOOC’s, open access, and other open education innovations are embodying and leveraging these movements. Add your ideas to Paul’s as he imagines the possibilities open freedoms and open practices bring to education for faculty, students, and institutions. This wide ranging session will show how open is affecting every aspect of the university’s core mission – teaching, research, data, infrastructure, and community.

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Wednesday, October 23rd at 2:00pm in Chalmers 114 (MLL)


Webcast: Conversation with Peter Suber


The University of Kentucky Libraries will participate in a live online conversation with Dr. Peter Suber, Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University. 

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