Open Access Week returns Oct. 21-27

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Open Access Week returns Oct. 21-27

Published on October 17 2013

Get ready to celebrate academic research and the free flow of information.

International Open Access Week returns Oct. 21 through 27 and the James A. Gibson Library is hosting a series of presentations to help students, faculty and staff better access information.

The week kicks off with a panel discussion called Experiences with Open Access publishing, featuring professors and librarians to answer questions about the implications of Open Access on publishing and research. The panel discussion happens Monday from noon to 1 pm. in the Sankey Chamber.

Authors: Know your copyrights is a presentation by Elizabeth Yates, Brock’s liaison/scholarly communication librarian, focusing on how researchers can control how their work is published and shared. It also provides insight into the new tools that improve a researcher’s copyrights. It runs Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sankey Chamber.

Wednesday, Opening up copyright: New freedoms and resources will help students and faculty find copyright-free materials online, including images, music and academic materials to use in teaching and research. This session runs from 2 to 3 p.m. in Thistle 253.

The week wraps up with Open Access: Fact or fiction, a fun game of open access trivia, with prizes up for grabs and coffee coupons for all participants. The fun starts happens Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library entrance.

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