Open Access Week 2010 comes to the UNC campus through a series of campus and local events and the launch of the 2010-11 Open Access Authors' Fund.
Open access refers to a range of initiatives for creating new models for sharing scholarly information. Open access offers the promise of free and immediate access to the results of scholarly research, coupled with the right of researchers to subsequently use those results as needed for scholarship.
UNC faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate or professional students may apply for funding of up to $1,000 to publish an article in an open access journal. $10,000 will be distributed through the fund during FY 2010-11. This support for open access publishing is provided jointly by the University Libraries and Health Sciences Library. For more information and an application form, visit our information page.
Visualizing Copyright: Debunking Open Access and Copyright Myths about Film and Visual Media
10:30 a.m. - noon, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC
This discussion will focus on the use of visual media in academic instruction and the scholarly enterprise. What sources can creators use? What uses can be made for instruction? How can works be designed and presented to maximize their benefits to creators, consumers, and society as a whole? Paul Jones, director of ibilbio.org and clinical associate professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science, will lead this panel discussion.
The Carolina Digital Repository: A Collaborative and Flexible Model for the Preseravation of Scholarly Output
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. , Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, UNC
Erin O'Meara, electronic records archivist, and Michele Hayslett, data services librarian, will discuss UNC's recently opened Carolina Digital Repository.
ISC Webinar for Library Staff
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 205 Undergraduate Library, UNC
ISC webinar and discussion on “Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs—Librarian Training and Development” is part of a series on “Reshaping Scholarly Communications – Strengthening Programs through Collaboration” from the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communications. Join Library colleagues for webinar and discussion. For more information, please visit the ISC Web Series Web site.
Why OA at Duke? Why Now?
2 p.m., Breedlove Room, Perkins Library, Duke
Learn more about open access and how you can get more reach for your research. Join your colleagues for a short presentation and discussion about the new open access policy and support for it at Duke, and how it will impact you.
New Models of Scholarly Publishing
9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Perkins Library, Duke
A panel will discuss their experiences with open access publishing and its impact on scholarly communications. Speakers will include Bora Zivkovic, science blogger and online community manager for the Public Library of Science; Mira Waller, project manager for Project Euclid; and Duke university biology professor Mohammad Noor.
Implementing the Durham Statement: Best Practices for Open Access Law Journals
9:30 a.m., Law School 4047, Duke
Sponsored by the Duke Law School J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Harvard Law Library: A workshop aimed at student law review editors, designed to present and discuss best practices for law journals as increasing numbers move into electronic publishing. The workshop is also open to law librarians, law review advisers, and all others who are interested in open access and legal publishing. It will be webcast and promoted to all ABA-accredited law schools. For more information and to register, please visit the conference Website. Registration is free, but required.
Open Access Week is a global event now in its fourth year. Learn more at openaccessweek.org.