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Open Access Week @ Queen's, 2010

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Queen’s University is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 18-22, 2010). 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. 

Oct. 18, 12:00pm-1:30pm. Location: Stauffer Library, Speaker's Corner (a webinar) Opening Up Access : a  funding agency panel discussion with the major Canadian public funding agencies, being held at OISE, University of Toronto.  Recorded webinar

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.

Oct. 18, 1:30pm-3:00pm. Location: Stauffer Library, Speaker's Corner. Graduate Voices in Open Access: a panel discussion.

Presenters:  Prof. David Rappaport (Assoc. Dean, SGSR), Graduate students: Anne-Marie Grondin (PhD. Sociology, SGPS V.P. Campaigns & Community Affairs), MaryAnne Laurico (PhD. English & Co-President of the Graduate English Society) Usman Mushtaq (M. Eng.), Ivana Zelenika-Zovko (M.E.S.) Moderator: Dr. Cory Laverty

A panel of graduate students and an Associate Dean of Graduate Studies will address the potential rewards and risks for graduate students in pursuing Open Access as a means of reaching readers. The speakers will discuss how open access can raise ones academic profile but also close doors to other, more traditional, forums of publication for better or worse.

Oct. 18, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Location: Stauffer 121.  Academic Open Access Journals.

Presenters: Profs. Lonnie Aarssen (Managing editor of Ideas in Ecology and Evolution), Roberta Lamb (Co-editor of GEMS: Gender, Education, Music, and Society, Gurjit Sandhu (Co-editor of Journal of Critical Race Inquiry), David Murakami Wood (Managing editor of Surveillance & Society).   Moderator:  Prof. Greg Lessard

The panel of editors will discuss the value of open access journals, like the ones they edit, to the scholarly discourse in their field, the challenges of sustaining an open access journal financially, getting contributors to an open access journal such as theirs and journal visibility and impact factor.

In addition to the events scheduled for October 18, you are invited to view the excellent sessions recorded during the 2009 Open Access Week @ Queen's program:

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

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 Assessment and Scholarly Communication Services Coordinator, kalbs@queensu.ca 



Last Updated: 19 October 2010