Open Access Week Activities

Open Access Week at Murphy Library

Redefining Impact: A Conversation About Open Access

“Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”
— Issues © 2013 SPARC http://www.sparc.arl.org/issues

WHAT: An Open Access Week Kick Off Event
WHERE
: Murphy Library, Room 121
WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we connect to the webcast of the Open Access Week Kick Off Event at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

From 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., a panel of internationally-known experts from a variety of disciplines will discuss how the impact of scholarly communication is measured in the world of open access publishing.

From 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., attendees will have the option to stay for a discussion with Murphy Library librarians about open access in general.

Sponsored by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank.

Webcast Speakers

  • 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

  • Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Protecting Faculty/Staff and Students from Predatory Publishers

WHAT: An Open Access Week Webinar
WHERE: Murphy Library, Room 121
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.

While open access publishing benefits those engaged in scholarly communications, an unintended consequence has been the emergence of publishers who use unscrupulous tactics to profit from faculty and student researchers.

From 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Jeffrey Beall, academic librarian at the University of Colorado, provides an overview of the issues related to scholarly open-access publishing, focusing on the unintended consequences such as predatory publishers and their abuse of the gold open-access model.

From 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., attendees will have the option to stay for a discussion about predatory publishers, Open Access standards, and questions/answers about open access in general.

Sponsored by NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group)