The Right to Research Coalition is pleased to announce it will be co-hosting an official student webcast with UC Berkeley on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT. If you are a student, are interested in working with students on Open Access, or just want to know what’s going on with students in the Open Access movement, you should plan to join us! The webcast is open to anyone, and everyone will be able to participate, comment, and ask questions both live on the call and by using Twitter and backchan.nl.
The webcast will feature two presentations: one from myself on the current state of Open Access and student involvement, and one from Julia Mortyakova, the immediate past president of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) and Advocacy and Education Coordinator for the Right to Research Coalition, who will discuss Open Access from the graduate student perspective and NAGPS’ involvement in the Open Access movement. For those unfamiliar with Open Access, it will be a great crash course on this issue and how students fit into the movement, and for those already engaged with OA, it will be a good update on where we stand and in what direction student involvement is heading.
To participate, register by emailing stacie [at] arl [dot] org, and you will be contacted with the log in details Thursday morning. During the webcast, you will be able to comment live either by going to our backchan.nl or by tweeting with the hashtag #studentOAW.
For more details and some last minute tips on how to participate in Open Access Week, see the OA Week post on the Right to Research Coalition Blog.