International Open Access Week: Oct 24-30

open-accessOctober 24-30 is International Open Access Week, a global, community driven week of action to open up access to research. Sheridan Library invites you to learn more about Open Access and the exciting possibilities it holds for your scholarship, teaching and research activities:

  • View a webinar series on Open Access hosted by the State University of New York (SUNY)
  • Explore Open Educational Resources (free textbooks!) for your teaching and learning through Sheridan Library’s OER Guide

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly work, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need is becoming a new norm in scholarship.

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What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are one facet of the Open Access movement specifically created to support teaching and learning through open textbooks, lesson plans, and lecture notes – while removing barriers such as costs and copyright clearance.  Textbooks at no cost for students? Find out more on the Sheridan Library OER Guide, and check out the Teaching Commons , a resource featuring faculty-produced OER from open-access institutional repositories like our own Sheridan SOURCE.

Open Access Webinar Series

Watch online or stop by the Scholars & Creators Hub (Trafalgar Library C104) for a viewing party (and snacks!) for any of the webinars listed during Open Access Week.

Free Registration: http://commons.suny.edu/openaccess

Webinar Descriptions: http://commons.suny.edu/openaccess/files/2016/09/SUNYOAOnCampus.pdf

Monday 10/24, 12:00-1:00pm: Scholarship That’s Scholar-Led: An Introduction to Open Access

Tuesday, 10/25, 12:00-1:00pm: The Bigger Picture of Open Access: Alternate Models of Review & Emerging Practices

Wednesday, 10/26, 12:00-1:00pm: SUNY OER Services: What They Can Do For You

Thursday, 10/27, 12:00-1:00pm: Starting and Sustaining an Open Access Publication

Friday, 10/28, 12:00-1:00pm: Understanding and Protecting Your Rights As an Author

Questions about Open Access, OER, or how to make your work Open?

Contact Susan Shepley, Scholarly Engagement and Applied Research Librarian.