[PAST EVENT] Open Access Week
This year marks the eighth annual International Open Access Week, and William & Mary Libraries is thrilled to join the global research community in celebrating the event, held the last week of October. Open Access Week was first launched in 2008 by SPARC?, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and student partners, and seeks to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, open access advocacy, working towards the goal of making openness the default in research. This year?s theme ?Open in Action,? aims to motivate individuals, institutions, and organizations to take concrete, actionable steps towards increasing open access to scholarly materials.
Schedule of Events:INFO TABLE
Monday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 28
11 AM-2 PM | Swem Lobby
Stop by the info table to learn more about open access and for a chance to win prizes!
ROOPIKA RISAM DIGITAL HUMANITIES WORKSHOP
Tuesday, Oct. 25
11 AM | Ford Classroom, Ground Floor Swem
This workshop introduces participants to using the archival content management system Omeka, as part of the launch of the W&M digital humanities initiative, to create digital projects that position social justice at the core of their mission. The workshop is open to all faculty, librarians, graduate students, and interested undergraduates. Sponsored by the Office of University eLearning Initiatives and the Program in American Studies. RSVP to [[w|lizlosh]].
RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Oct. 26
11 AM?12 PM | Ford Classroom, Ground Floor Swem
2-3 PM | Room 103B, Hargis Library, VIMS
This hands-on session will offer guidance on using DMPTool, best practices surrounding data documentation and archiving, assistance on mediating funder mandates, and information on the many data management services offered through W&M Libraries. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. Please register here.
STARTING AND SUSTAINING AN OA PUBLICATION WEBINAR
Thursday, Oct. 27
12-1 PM | Ford Classroom, Ground Floor Swem
Presented by Molly Poremski and Amy Vilz, founding editors of the OA journal, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections at the University at Buffalo. They will discuss what prompted them to start a new OA journal and how the experience has been since the journal?s creation in 2014.
THE ART OF PUBLICATION DEALS: NEGOTIATING WITH PUBLISHERS ABOUT YOUR AUTHOR'S RIGHTS
Thursday, Oct. 27
6 pm | Graduate Student Commons, 2nd Floor Swem
During this session, graduate students will have the opportunity to examine publication agreements from publishers in the humanities, science and social science fields. They will learn how to interpret publication agreements and options for negotiating with publishers to ensure they?re retaining author rights in their work. This workshop will be helpful for students submitting their first publication or those who want to learn more about agreements they?ve signed in the past.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Special event featuring David Mellor from the Center for Open Science. More info to follow soon.
Curious about open access or have questions about research, publishing, or scholarly communications? Please reach out to the librarians on our Scholarly Communications Committee at [[v|lctroia]].
Lauren Goode (Swem) at [[w|lmgoode]] or Lily Troia (VIMS) at [[v|lctroia]]