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Open Access Week at Queen's, 2012



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Queen’s University is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 22-28). The aim of this event is to engage the research community in discussion about the issues and trends related to open access and promote awareness and understanding of open access - access to material publicly available online.

Open Scholarship: a panel discussion of issues & ideas. October 22, 1:30-3:00pm. Location: Stauffer Library, Speaker's Corner

Presenters:  Prof. Lonnie Aarssen (Biology) e-journal publisher, Prof. Stephen Leighton (Philosophy) contributor to QSpace repositoryMark Swartz (Queen's Copyright Advisor), Ricardo Vidal (PhD candidate bioinformatics) Community Liaison @ Mendeley.com, Prof. Emeritus Elia Zureik, (Sociology) lead survey researcher, Surveillance Project.

Open Access and Your Publications: What's Copyright Got to Do with It? [a webinar] Oct. 24, 2:30-4:00pm.  Presentation Slides

Presenter: Prof. Kenneth D. Crews (Columbia U. Law School) directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University.  

For librarians, researchers, and many other library users, the open access movement has enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications. However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. The copyright language that spells out whether the public will have access to specific material might be buried in a cryptic, pro forma email attachment or even a click-through agreement. Don’t let your materials stay hidden under a rock—facilitate access by learning to be proactive with the expert advice of copyright authority Kenneth D. Crews.

Exhibits: watch for exhibits relating to Open Access posted in the campus libraries during the week
In addition to the events scheduled for this week, you are invited to view the excellent presentations recorded in 2012 and from the 2011 and 2009 Open Access Week programs:

Program Contact:  Sam Kalb, Queen’s Library’s Scholarly Communication Services Coordinator, kalbs@queensu.ca



Last Updated: 09 March 2015