Open Access Week 2015 at Brock

International Open Access Week, October 19-23, is a global event aimed at educating academic and research communities on the benefits and procedures of Open Access and to advocate for its widespread adoption.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results as needed – has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and for society as a whole.

Brock University’s James A. Gibson Library is offering a number of activities to commemorate the week:

• Oct. 20 – Global Open Access Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 2-4 p.m., Learning Commons Classroom A

Brock will join a virtual, global edit-a-thon to improve Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. No experience needed for this hands-on experience, to be facilitated by Giulia Forsythe, Special Projects Facilitator, CPI.

• Oct. 22 – Life after Access Copyright: Moving towards Open Access, 2:30-3:30 p.m., TH253 e-classroom. Register here.

Join us for a discussion of where we are at and where we are going. Facilitators: Blayne Haggart, Dept. of Political Science, Jordan Snel, Brock University Legal Advisor, Research & Copyright and Giulia Forsythe, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

• Oct. 19, 20, 22 – Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel. 12-1 p.m., Mackenzie Chown A Block

Spin to win some sweet prizes and chat about Open Access.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Acting Head Liaison Services/Scholarly Communication Librarian, ext. 4469 ~

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