| 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.”
WHAT: An Open Access Week Kick Off Event
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
|Protecting Faculty/Staff and Students from Predatory Publishers
WHAT: An Open Access Week Webinar
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)