Our theme this year is "Set the Default to Openness"and features panel discussions and presentations about Open Learning, the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), the International Impact of Open Access, Open Access and graduate students, and a forum with publishers who are making the transition to business models that include Open Access. The week starts with a terrific webinar from SPARC and the World Bank about the World Bank's Open Access initiatives.
Refreshments will be served at all events.
Please join us on the Lawrence and KU Med Center campuses to watch this Open Access Week kickoff webinar about the World Bank’s Open Access efforts. The webinar is brought to you by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), part of the Association of Research Libraries, and the World Bank.
This event is a publisher’s forum with representatives from Sage Publications and BioMed Central discussing their companies’ transitions to business models that include open access.
Panelists at this event will discuss open learning initiatives in higher education, highlighting projects developed by KU faculty and graduate students in partnership with the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (EGARC). (Please feel free to bring your lunch; drinks and light snacks will be provided.)
This presentation will encompass the FRPAA legislation currently before Congress. FRPAA requires that research funded by several federal agencies be made available free of charge to the public. This is modeled after the mandate currently in place for research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A reception will follow the presentation from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.
Join Dykes Library in celebrating Open Access Week as we look at open access through the KUMC lens on Thursday, October 25 from 12-1:00 p.m. in the Clendening foyer, where a panel of KUMC faculty and post-docs who have published in open access journals or negotiated copyright transfer agreements will share their experiences. Dr. Paul Terranova will be in attendance to make a very special announcement! Lunch will be provided for the first 40 registrants. Register at http://www.kumc.edu/events-calendar.html.
The graduate students who respond to our invitation will be served a pizza lunch, watch short video presentations introducing open access concepts and join an informal discussion with Nick Shockey, Director of Student Advocacy at SPARC, about how open access affects them as scholars.
This event features KU faculty and some of their international colleagues sharing their experiences with barriers to international access to scholarship and the Open Access options in their fields that can make scholarship available.