SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 2010
Volume 12 Number 4
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  Open Access Week and Beyond at UB
by Lori Widzinski, University at Buffalo

link to UB's Scholarly web page

 

Cover Story

Focus on Open Access Week

Features

Open Access Week UB

Open Access Geneseo

OA Week SUNY Albany

Open Access Trends, Tips

Open Education Web Site

Binghamton to Host Conference

Copyright and Fair Use

Around SUNY

Federal Mandates

Open Everything: A Glossary

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

The University at Buffalo Libraries are recognizing Open Access Week 2010 by hosting a variety of events. Plans include lectures and forums with a different speaker every day.  From outside the community, these include Gregg Gordon of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and Bob Schatz from the Open Access literatureopen access publisher BioMed Central.  The remaining speakers are drawn from the talented and knowledgeable UB Libraries' staff.  Topics such as Google Books and other open access sources for e-books, starting and running an open access journal, and tenure metrics related to scholarly communication will be discussed.

Open Access Week posters and flyers will be available in all University Library locations. 

Also in the works are possible collaborations with student groups on OA Week events.

link to UB Scholarly Information

A Scholarly Publishing Resource Center will be unveiled during Open Access Week in the UB Health Sciences Library. Designed to be a central location for the UB health sciences community to locate information on scholarly publishing issues, the resource center will initially offer print and web-based resources.

The UB Libraries are committed to promoting open access and attention to other scholarly communication issues affecting the campus community.  The Scholarly Communication Committee is the primary group overseeing the direction of the scholarly communication program in the UB Libraries.  For more information, please contact Charles Lyons, the Chair of the Committee.

The Committee announcement of UB events includes-
The UB Libraries will be hosting a series of events to spark debate and spur interest in open access (OA) issues on campus.

Please mark your calendars and attend if you can:link to BioMed

Monday, October 18, 10 - 11:30am: 
"Current Status of Open Access" with Bob Schatz from prominent OA publisher, BioMed Central.

Tuesday,  October 19, 3:30-5pm:
"Open Access eBooks" with Charlie D'Aniello, History, Philosophy, and Political Science Librarian at UB.

Wednesday, October 20, 3 - 4:30pm:
"Open Access Journals" a panel discussion with four people who have started and are running OA journals:
Chris Hollister (Communications in Information Literacy); Pamela Jones (Journal of Library Innovation); and Cayden Mak and Olivier Delrieu-Schulze (graduate students in Media Study at UB).

Thursday, October 21, 10an - noon:
"Tenure Metrics in an Open Access World" with Dean Hendrix, subject librarian for Medicine at UB.

Friday, October 22, 1 - 2pm: Gregg Gordon
"Critical Mass is Critical: A View Into the Changing World of Scholarly Communications" with Gregg Gordon, President of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a prominent repository for many social science disciplines.

link to SSRN

This is your chance to join in on the conversation regarding OA's ramifications for libraries and universities.

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Cover Story

Focus on Open Access Week

Open Access Week UB

Open Access Geneseo

[Image: Bobby Approved Logo]

Features

OA Week SUNY Albany

Open Access Trends, Tips

Open Education Web Site

Binghamton to Host Conference

 Features

Copyright and Fair Use

Around SUNY

Federal Mandates

Open Everything: A Glossary

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links