SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 2011
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  Lorre SmithUniversity at Albany Libraries OpenAccess Week 2011 Event
by Lorre Smith (Albany)

 

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The University at Albany University Libraries are marking Open Access Week 2011 with exhibits, a student “Q and A” session in the College of Computing and Information and a program of activities on October 26.  The Libraries have received the generous support of University Auxiliary Services and The Eastern New York Chapter Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL) in order to offer the events.

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Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fifth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.  “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 you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. OA Week Video from UAlbany

During OA Week 2010 a panel of UAlbany faculty described their ventures in open access publishing.  This year those faculty members made a video about open access and their experiences.  

As a warmup to Open Access Week, Lorre Smith shared a “Q and A” session with members of the student chapters of the American Library Association and the Association for Information Science and Technology.  That student-faculty session was held on October 20, 2011.

On Wednesday October 26, the Libraries have scheduled three programs.  A brown bag lunch and discussion on open access is co-sponsored by ENY/ACRL.  There will be a moderated discussion about open access issues.  Discussion moderator is Irina Holden, Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian.

Dr. David Hogg is presenting a talk titled: “Open Science, Free software, and Citizen Astronomers.”link to Hogg bioBeing open in scientific research, for example, sharing computer code and ideas before publication, can yield huge direct benefits for scientific investigators.  This is most true when ideas are cheap butexecution is expensive; these conditions are met in most (but not all) scientific fields.  One of the pluses of extreme openness is that it makes it easy for outsiders (non-traditionally trained or self-trained) scientists to contribute meaningfully to research.  Dr. Hogg will give examples from work by his group.  A reception will follow the talk.  Dr. David Hogg is Associate Professor and Academic Director, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University. 

The final event is a tour of the College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering. Participants will tour a world-famous cutting edge nanoscale research facility. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY) is a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology. By leveraging its resources in partnership with business and government, link to OA Week Web
CNSE supports accelerated high technology education andcommercialization, and seeks to create jobs and economic growth for nanotechnology-related industries.


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Cover Story

Open Access Week 2011

OA Week at UAlbany

UB Data Management

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Brockport Faculty Publications

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