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Open Access Week Events

Now entering its sixth year, Open Access Week 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. The theme of this year's Open Access Week is Redefining Impact.

J. Murrey Atkins Library is pleased to offer the following Open Access related events on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, all free and open to the public. Please join us and expand your understanding of Open Access and what it can offer.

Open Access Week Events Sponsored by Atkins Library

Monday, Oct. 21

Open Access Week @ UNC Charlotte
Event type: Information Tables
Time:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Locations: J. Murrey Atkins Library Atrium, Fretwell, Health and Human Services, and EPIC
Description:  Join us as we kick off Open Access Week with information tables around campus!  Get information and resources about open access, copyright, author rights, publishing agreements, federal funding requirements, and more.
UNC Charlotte’s Open Access Data Repository
Event type: Information session
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Reese Manceaux, Data Services Librarian and Coordinator
Description:  The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the open access data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.  The UNC Charlotte Data Repository is for social science researchers who have datasets they wish to publish and share. The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers. There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process.  We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets.
Open Access:  Measuring Impact and Changing Scholarly Practices
Event type:  Webinar
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Description:  This is the national kick-off event for Open Access Week.  This webinar is hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the World Bank. The live event will be webcast from Washington, DC and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person.   A panel will discuss the topic of article level metrics and the changing way scholarly communication is measured.   

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Researchers’ Guide to NIH Open Access Mandate
Event type: Information session
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Fretwell 430C
Presenters: Peter Szanton, Associate Director of Sponsored Research, and Pam King, Director of Sponsored Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Description: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Sponsored Research will present a NIH/PubMedCentral guide to assist faculty in compliance with the OA mandate attached to NIH grant funds.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Your Start-up Guide to Open Journal Publishing
Event type: Information session
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Heather McCullough, Ph.D., Head of Digital Scholarship
Description:  If you want to publish an open access journal, the library can help you.  Open Journal System (OJS) is a full-featured content management system for managing all steps in the process of editing and publishing an open access peer-reviewed journal.  See a demonstration of this library service and learn about the support available for scholarly publishing.
Conversation with Peter Suber, Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications
Event type: Web conference
Time: 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Peter Suber, Ph.D., 
Description: Join us for an interactive discussion with Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and author of Open Access (MIT Press, 2012).  Attendees can submit questions and comments in real time during the session.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Presentation to UNC Charlotte Faculty Council
Event type: Brief presentation
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Cameron 101
Presenters: Stanley Wilder, University Librarian, Peggy Hoon, J.D., Scholarly Communication Librarian
Description:  The University Librarian and Scholarly Communications Librarian will present information about Open Access and the Open Access Symposium to the Faculty Council.

Friday, Oct. 25

Introduction to Open Access and Copyright
Event type: Information session
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Peggy Hoon, J.D., Scholarly Communication Librarian
Description:  What is open access and why is it a superior model for sharing research?  Gain a better understanding of open access, copyright, and alternative licensing.