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Please join us November 15 for a review of Open Access Week 2011. Participants worldwide will come together for an online discussion to share successes, challenges, and great ideas taken from this year's celebration.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by November 14.
Open Access Week, a global event just concluding its fifth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access to research and scholarship, to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. 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.
Register to participate and learn more about what you can do at openaccessweek.org.
Hello everyone! Glad you can join us for the Open Access Week recap!
Hi Allyson: Can you post links to your OA fund announcement and the article about it in the student newspaper?
Yes, the OA fund announcement is here http://www.lib.utah.edu/services/open-access-publishing-fund.php and the student newspaper article is available here http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/news/campus/library-pushes-for-op...
Thanks, Allyson. One page says the fund was only open for applications between Oct 24 and Nov 4, 2011, and another page says that any article submitted for publication after July 1, 2011, is eligible for funding. Can you clarify? Is this an ongoing fund? Or was it a short-term experiment, now ended?
Yes, it's still experimental. This was our second round with applications accepted from Oct 24 to Nov 4 and, yes, to support articles published after July 1. Our first round was in May and we funded articles published after Jan 1. Both rounds had a $10k limit so I think the next discussion will be to finalize the amount and make it more permanent.
Patricia Aufderheide, our keynote speaker for OA week, drew a standing room only audience and also agrees about the fair use of DVD content for re-use and re-mix of its content. There is growing interest here in expanding the fair use discussion which we'll pursue next semester after Pat and Peter Jaszi's report comes out through ARL in January.
Best regards, Marilyn Billings
Excellent news and great idea to invite Pat. I also like the idea of having fair use discussions...there seem to be a lot of questions.
Back? Thanks for that!
I'm currently developing a curriculum for workshops on fair use (it's my new passion) for librarians, faculty and students.
Very cool. I'd love to see the curriculum.
We should talk more about the open textbooks also. We have instituted an Open Education Initiative here co-funded by our Provost and University Libraries and held a panel discussion about this as the closing event of our Open Access Week. See http://guides.library.umass.edu/oer and click on the OEI tab for more detail.