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Open Access Week at Queen's 2013

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Queen’s University is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27). 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 Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event: Redefining Impact (webcast)
October 21, 2013 3:00-4:30pm.

The event will begin with a panel discussion entitled, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.

The following panelists will each discuss what it means to them, their institutions, and their work:

  • Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
  • Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association
  • Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
  • Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Following the panel discussion, winning nominations of the new Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) will be announced.

More information is available at http://live.worldbank.org/open-access-week-2013

Alternative Metrics & Progress through the Ranks at the University of Toronto (webcast)
Wednesday, Oct. 23, noon - 1:30pm.

This event will be live streamed via the Internet. You do not need to register to access the live stream. Use the link http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20131023-UTL/index.htm to access the stream (the stream link will be available approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the session). A recording of the session will be made available via the University of Toronto's Information Commons Webcast Portal

  • Heather Piwowar, Co-Founder of ImpactStory
  • Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life at the University of Toronto
  • Gunther Eysenbach, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Medical Internet Research and Co-Founder of TrendMD

The metrics used to reward and recognize our scholarly work has traditionally included impact factor and citation counts of journal articles. The scholarly landscape is rapidly changing, however. With increasing open access options and evolving ways of examining an article’s reach via social media, there are many alternative metrics that can be used. What are these metrics? And how will they affect PTR? Come out for a discussion with Heather Piwowar, cofounder of ImpactStory, Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life and Gunther Eysenbach, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Internet Research and cofounder of TrendMD.

Guelph Open Access Colloquium
Friday October 25, 2013.

Guelph’s Open Access Colloquium will be streamed: Listen to Leslie Chan, Chad Gaffield, Michael Geist and more... http://uoguelph.adobeconnect.com/goac/

Attendees will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed to take part: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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:



Last Updated: 09 March 2015