WORKSHOP TITLE: Broadening the Impact of Your Research and Publishing: an Introduction to Open Access and eScholarship (an activity of UCR Libraries’ Open Access Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013)
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce the concept and practice of open access and the retention of authors’ rights to your scholarly publications. The session is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. As UCR’s Scholarly Communications Officer, Rhonda Neugebauer will lead the session.
BACKGROUND: “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week (Oct. 21-25) is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.
DATE: Wed. October 23, 2013
TIME: 2-3:00 pm
LOCATION: Tomas Rivera Library, Room 140
NOTE: The entire Open Access Week schedule of events will be posted on the Libraries’ website (library.ucr.edu).