Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Open Access Week: Oct. 25-29, 2010

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the UH-M library.

The UH-Manoa campus will celebrate Open Access Week from October 25 - 29, 2010.  Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication. 

1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals.  Open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher. 

2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies. 

3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join the UH-Manoa Library in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week 2010. Events organized for the week are:

COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP OF KNOWLEDGE:
DIGITAL LEARNERS CHALLENGING OUR EDUCATIONAL ASSUMPTIONS


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

12:00 p.m.
Queen Liliuokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
*RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/2dv5m4k
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Mânoa College of Education


OPEN ACCESS IN 2010:
MAXIMIZING THE BENEFITS AND SECURING THE FUTURE


Thursday, October 28, 2010

4:00 p.m.
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
*RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/2bveu36
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and
formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)


VISIT THE GRADUATE STUDENT OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE

Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October, 28

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center
Talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information and get an Open Access pen!


For more information, please call Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email betht@hawaii.edu.

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