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Open Access Week at Queen's, 2011

OPen Access 2011

Exhibit & Program

Queen’s University is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 24-29). 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.

The exhibit will be displayed in Stauffer Library, Oct. 24-26, Douglas Library, Oct. 27-29, Bracken Library, Oct. 31-Nov. 2   

Monday, October 24th, 4:00-5:00pm.  (a webinar).  Open Access: What Is It?

Presenters: Alec Couros and Patrick Lewis (University of Regina's Faculty of Education)

To view in your office or home, register for this webcast here

They will discuss the issues facing Open Access (OA) such as publishing and the University's involvement.

Monday, October 24th, 8:00-9:30pm.  Location:  Stauffer Library, Speaker's Corner (a webinar).  The State of Open Access and the Student Role in Creating Change

Presenter:  Heather Joseph (Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)), Goldis Chami (a medical student at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Right to Research Coalition Steering Committee)

To view in your office or home, register for this webcast here

Heather will be speaking on the current state of Open Access and the importance of students in making open the new norm in scholarly publishing.  The webcast will also feature Goldis Chami, a medical student at the University of British Columbia, who will detail her experience leading the charge for a campus open-access policy at her university and give tips on how students can be most effective in advocating for Open Access on campus.

October 26: 12:00-1:15pm.  Location:  Stauffer Library, Room 121 (a webinar).  Open Access and the Impact of Open on Research

Presenter: John Wilbanks, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and the former Vice President for Science at Creative Commons, Goldis Chami (a medical student at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Right to Research Coalition Steering Committee)

To view in your office or home, register for this webcast here

He will discuss Open Access and how open has the power to transform research.  This webcast will also feature Goldis Chami who will describe the student role as a catalyst for creating change on campus, using her personal experience at the University of British Columbia.

In addition to the events scheduled for this week, you are invited to view the excellent sessions recorded from the 2010 and 2009 Open Access Week programs:

  • Opening Up Access : a  funding agency panel discussion with the major Canadian public funding agencies, being held at OISE, University of Toronto, 2010.  Recorded webinar (60 Min.)

Presenters: Craig McNaughton (DirectorKnowledge Mobilization and Program Integration, SSHRC), Andrea Smith (Manager, Partnerships for Health System Improvement and Evidence on Tap, CIHR),
Monique Zaloum (Senior Policy Advisor, Policy and International Relations, NSERC).  Moderator: Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries. 

Canada's granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies' approaches to open access. Agencies with an OA mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views OA and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support OA

Presenter: Walter H. Curioso (Medical doctor from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Master's in Public Health from the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, currently working on his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at UW)

Talks a bit about his views of open access and how it can help in developing countries.

  • The Intellectual Properties of Learning in the Digital Age.  Video (60 min.)

Presenter: Prof. John Willinsky  (Stanford & UBC). 

2009 Keynotes address: Prof. Willinsky (School of Education, Stanford University) is the founder and Director of the Public Knowledge Project at UBC/SFU and an international leader in the development of open access.  His arrival at Stanford, was a key influence in the Open Access Motion passed unanimously by the faculty in School of Education on June 10, 2008. This motion commits the faculty to making a copy of their peer-reviewed journal articles publicly and freely available through the School's Open Archive.

  • The Digital Cultural Gap.  Profs. Greg Lessard (French & Computing), Andrew Lewis (Mathematics), Sidney Eve Matrix (Cultural Studies & Film)and Susan Wood (Director, Research Services).   Video (53 min.)

The panelists discuss the "cultural gap" between established researchers, and their students with regard to their respective experiences with the web, open access resources  and how it affects their perspectives.

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



Last Updated: 09 March 2015