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Session slides and recordings are noted beside the session heading below, where available

Queen’s University participated in International Open Access Week during Oct. 19-23, 2009. The aim of this event was 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. 19, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Location: Sutherland 202. RiP: A Remix Manifesto.  Availability: National Film Board of Canadahttp://media1.nfb.ca/medias/nfb_tube/thumbs_small/2008/rip_remix_tv_small2.jpg

Presenter: Mark Rosner (PhD candidate, Philosphy & SGPS Speaker).  Facilitators: Prof. Jennifer Hosek (German) and Prof. Laura Murray (English).  The film will be screened & discussed.  In RiP, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.  A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film.  The film is distributed through the National Film Board of Canada.


http://me.queensu.ca/people/pearce/images/photo.jpgOct. 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Stauffer 121. Opportunities and Challenges of Open Access in EngineeringAvailability: Slides Slides Slides Slides (pdf)

Presenters: Prof. Joshua Pearce (Dept. of Mechanical & Material Engineering), Nasser Saleh (Engineering & Science Library), Usman Mushtaq (Graduate Student, Dept. of Civil Engineering), Amy Buitenhuis (Undergraduate Student, Engineering Mathematics). A panel discussion.The panel will discuss open repositories, pre-print archives, open access journals in engineering, with the examples of Appropedia and other new collaborative research projects. The panel will also address some of the related social, economic, and educational aspects of open access in Engineering.


Oct. 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Location: Stauffer 121.  Jeanette Parsons (Accessibility Coordinator, Queen's Equity Office).  Availability: Slides (pdf)

She will speak on the implications for online publishers of the proposed standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, that sets out requirements for making information and communication accessible to persons with disabilities (including electronic information).


Oct. 22. 12pm-1:00pm. Location: Jeffrey 118.  The Digital Cultural Gap.  Availability: Video (53 min.)

Profs. Greg Lessard (French & Computing), Andrew Lewis (Mathematics), Sidney Eve Matrix (Cultural Studies & Film)and Susan Wood (Director, Research Services).  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.


http://www.queensu.ca/culturalstudies/files/Murray2.jpgOct. 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Location: Jeffrey 126.  How do Canada's copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernised? Availability: Video (62 min.)

Prof. Laura Murray (English). The government recently concluded a public consultation on copyright law. Two of the questions they asked were: how do Canada's copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernised? Professor Laura Murray (English) will lead a discussion on this topic, framing the issue first with her own observations on the state of copyright law in Canada today and its relation to educational and research practices. Prof. Murray is founder of faircopyright.ca, a major Canadian resource and advocacy tool. She is co-author of the Canadian copyright: a citizens guide and Chair of the Canadian Confederation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Copyright Committee.


http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/images/saleh_nasser.jpgOct. 23, 11:00am-11:45am. Location: Stauffer 121.  eIFL.net: Open Access and the Developing World. Availability: Slides (pdf)

Nasser Saleh (Engineering/Science Library).  eIFL.net is a not for profit organisation that supports and advocates for the wide availability of electronic resources by researchers in transitional and developing countries. Mr. Saleh will discuss the efforts of eIFL.net to maintain a global knowledge sharing and capacity building network in open access publishing, intellectual property rights, open source software for libraries and the creation of institutional repositories of local content. Mr. Saleh is a librarian (Engineering Science Library), an electrical engineer and a Ph.D candidate at McGill in information studies.

Dr. John Willinsky

Oct. 23, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Dunning 12.  Keynote Address:  Prof. John Willinsky  (Stanford).  The Intellectual Properties of Learning in the Digital Age. Availability:   Video

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.

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


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