Open Access Week 2010

CUNY OA Week archives

November 11th, 2010 by Maura A. Smale · Comments Off

Couldn’t make it to the CUNY Open Access Week events last month? Catch up on all the happenings right here on our website. Visit the page for each event (links in the sidebar on the right) to find handouts, slides, and notes from speakers and attendees at each of our OA Week programs. Add a comment or two and join in the conversation about Open Access!

We’ve already started thinking about ways to make next year’s Open Access Week @ CUNY even bigger. If you’ve got ideas or would like to join in the planning, please get in touch! Contact Beth Evans, Brooklyn College Library, or Maura Smale, City Tech Library.

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Still more OA events this week!

October 20th, 2010 by Maura A. Smale · Comments Off

Yes, it’s Wednesday, but Open Access Week isn’t over yet! Lots more great events to come, of interest to both CUNY faculty and students:

Tonight, head down to Brooklyn College for the Open Access in the Arts & Teaching program, featuring panelists, performers and a film screening. (more details)

Tomorrow, visit City Tech for two great open access programs:

Skip lunch and learn about copyright activism. Come to a film screening of Rip: A Remix Manifesto in the City Tech Library. (more details)

While you’re there, stay for our early evening program on Open Access Curricular Materials, and learn about how to incorporate freely-available texts and other materials into your courses. (more details)

Image credit: biblioteekje http://www.flickr.com/photos/biblioteekje/3992172265/

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Happy Open Access Week!

October 18th, 2010 by Maura A. Smale · 1 Comment

It’s finally here! Kick off the start of Open Access Week with this afternoon’s event at Brooklyn College:

Open Access: How it Works / Will it Work for You?
Join a discussion of the viable models of open access publishing, learn where open access journals are indexed and come to understand the impact of open access publishing.

Open Access – Activism around the Emerging Issue in Scholarship
Learn about the government position on open access publishing, lobbying efforts to make information more accessible, student activism around the issue and the new, emerging Reader’s Bill of Rights for Digital Books.

When/Where: Monday, October 18th, 2-4pm @ the Brooklyn College Library, Woody Tanger Auditorium

Visit this event’s page for more details and to add your comments or join the discussion.

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OA Week is fast approaching!

October 15th, 2010 by Maura A. Smale · Comments Off

We’ve added the details about our programs next week: visit the Events page or the pages for each event for more info. Each event’s page has plenty of room for comments, so please feel free to add your questions or thoughts about open access to the discussion.

We’ve also uploaded promotional materials to the website, including fliers as well as templates for spiffy orange CUNY OA Week stickers. Find them on the Publicity Resources page.

Please let us know if you have any questions about next week’s events. We’re looking forward to lively discussions about open access publishing.

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Join us for Open Access Week at CUNY, October 18-24, 2010

October 6th, 2010 by Maura A. Smale · 3 Comments

In May 1883, in response to a population explosion, the Brooklyn Bridge opened a new, free path between the cities of New York and Brooklyn….In October, 2010, in honor of Open Access Week and in response to an information explosion, the CUNY colleges of Brooklyn will show faculty and students free and open paths to scholarly information.

Please join the Brooklyn College Library and the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, in marking Open Access Week this fall.

The Open Access movement has threaded its way into many avenues of human culture. Creators of literature, music, film and art are acknowledging the rich heritage that has enabled their own creative thinking and in turn are offering their productions to the greater community at no charge. Academic publishing has situated itself in the open access arena. The output, online, open-access scholarly literature, measures up to the same standards as other peer-reviewed and removes the economic and logistical barriers to access.

Throughout the week of October 18-24, 2010 we will be offering exciting programming at two locations to open your sensibilities to the benefits and practices of a open access information sharing. Look forward to a full week of exciting events:

Monday, October 18, 2-4 pm @ the Brooklyn College Library, Woody Tanger Auditorium

Open Access: How it Works / Will it Work for You?
Join a discussion of the viable models of open access publishing, learn where open access journals are indexed and come to understand the impact of open access publishing.

Open Access – Activism around the Emerging Issue in Scholarship
Learn about the government position on open access publishing, lobbying efforts to make information more accessible, student activism around the issue and the new, emerging Reader’s Bill of Rights for Digital Books.

Tuesday, October 19, 3-5 pm @ @ New York City College of Technology, Atrium 632 (Faculty Lounge)

Open Access Scholarly Publishing: How Can Faculty Get Involved?
Are you a faculty member interested in publishing your research and scholarship via open access methods? Join us to explore the practical considerations of OA publishing for faculty. We’ll discuss identifying OA peer-reviewed journals, using Creative Commons both to license your work and use work that others have licensed, and Open Journal Systems: a free, open source platform for publishing scholarly journals.

Wednesday, October 20, 6-9 pm @ the Brooklyn College Library, Woody Tanger Auditorium

Open Access in the Arts & Teaching
Performance and panelists including Doug Geers (BC/Music), Michael Mandiberg (CSI/Media Culture) and Nina Paley (http://www.ninapaley.com); full screening of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues to follow panel presentation.

Thursday October 21, 12:45-2pm @ Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, Rm. A432 (Projection Room)

Cinem@tech Film Screening: RiP: A Remix Manifesto
Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

Thursday October 21, 5:30-7pm @ Ursula C. Schwerin Library, Atrium 632 (Faculty Lounge)

Web 2.0 Happy Hour: Open Access Course Materials
Open access textbooks and other curricular materials are popping up all over. What are the advantages for you and your students? How can you find and use these materials? Come learn about freely-available textbooks and more for your courses.

We hope to see you there for a mind-opening look at open access.

(Here’s the same information as a printable flyer.)

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