Kennedy Library is hosting three events in recognition of Open Access Week:
Visualizing Open Data Workshop
Tuesday, October 20, Kennedy Library, Active Learning Lab (216B); 2pm-3pm
Join Kennedy Library Data & GIS Specialist Russ White for a hands-on workshop combining Open Data with free and open-source tools to visualize, analyse and share data and insights. Learn easy-to-use tools such as Plot.ly and CartoDB to create beautiful, interactive graphics and maps that can be shared on the web.
Why That Textbook Costs $200 and What You Can Do
Friday, October 23, Kennedy Library, 111H, 11:00-noon
The officers of the Cal Poly Free Culture Club will lead a discussion on the status of textbooks in higher education. They will present their findings on what has led to the exorbitant pricing today and offer their perspective on how we can use open access to make education more accessible to students. For more information on the Free Culture Club, visit fb.com/CPFreeCulture.