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UO Open Access Week 10/15-22

Open Access Week 2010

Open  Access LogoJoin the University of Oregon Libraries as we participate in an international celebration of Open Access, Oct 14-22, 2010. We’re highlighting a series of new services provided by the UO Libraries that support Open Access.  For more details of UO initiatives to support Open Access see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/scis/sc/uoopenaccess.html.

Week at a Glance

Oct 15
Keynote speaker:  Kevin L. Smith, Duke University: “Why Open Access Works and Copyright Doesn’t”
Friday, Oct 15, 3:30pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Oct 18
OA Week kickoff videocast
Harold Varmus (director, National Cancer Institute) and Cameron Neylon (author of “Science in the Open”) are featured speakers in this short video highlighting the benefits of open access.
Screening in the Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 19
Electronic Theses and Dissertations at the UO
1:00pm ETDs at UO, an Overview, Ann Miller
1:30pm How to Prepare and Submit an ETD, Nargas Oskui
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 20
New Library Services Supporting Open Access at UO
1:00pm Open Access Repositories, Karen Estlund
1:30pm OA Publishing Grants from the UO Libraries, Dean Walton
2:00pm UO Libraries as OA Journal Publisher, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 22
Retaining Your Rights: Negotiating Publisher Copyright Transfer Agreements, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center 

Program Details

Why Open Access Works and Copyright Doesn’t

Friday, Oct 15, 3:30-5:00 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room

Kevin L. Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University

What is the future of academic publishing as open access competes with traditional publishing models? What’s at stake for members of the academic community as the paradigm shifts? Is open access a remedy for out-of-control journal pricing?

OA Week kickoff videocast

Monday, Oct 18, 1:00-1:30 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

Harold Varmus, Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and
Cameron Neylon, Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council

The speakers in this videocast will discuss the importance of Open Access for advancing research and scholarship.  Dr. Vamus will draw on his experience in promoting Open Access in a succession of key roles — from introducing the topic of wider access and launching PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the Public Library of Science.  Dr. Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future opportunities.  For more details see Leading Scientists Featured in OA Week Kickoff.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations at the UO

Tuesday, Oct 19, 1:00-2:30 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

Ann Miller and Nargas Oskui, UO Libraries

The UO Graduate School and Libraries have collaborated on a new process for accepting theses and dissertations in electronic form.  Optional for fall 2010, the process will become mandatory starting winter 2011.  This session will review the benefits of the new process and how it fits into national trends, then include a practical demonstration of the steps a student will take in electronic submission.  For more details see the Graduate School’s Thesis and Dissertation Resources page.

New Library Services: Open Access Repositories

Wednesday, Oct 20, 1:00-1:30 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

Karen Estlund, UO Libraries

Open access repositories make your scholarship more accessible, searchable, and available for the future.  You can also include supplementary materials that don’t make it into traditional publications.  See, e.g.,  UO Scholars’ Bank.

New Library Services: OA Publishing Grants from the UO Libraries

Wednesday, Oct 20, 1:30-2:00 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

Dean Walton, UO Libraries

Some OA journals charge authors to recover some of the costs of OA publication. The UO Libraries offers grants to faculty members to partially subsidize publication costs in such journals.  This presentation will discuss the library service and highlight articles that were made possible by the “OAPS” grants.  See Open Access Publishing Support Fund.

New Library Services: UO Libraries as OA Journal Publisher

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2:00-2:30 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

JQ Johnson, UO Libraries

If you are interested in editing or producing an Open Access online journal, then the UO Libraries can help.  We’re rolling out a new service for faculty journal editors, providing a publishing platform based on the Open Journal System plus a range of related services to make it easier for you to publish an OA journal.  See OA E-journal Hosting at the UO.

Retaining Your Rights: Negotiating Publisher Copyright Transfer Agreements

Friday, Oct 22, 1:00-2:00 pm, Knight Library Collaboration Center

JQ Johnson, UO Libraries

Your article has been accepted, and the publisher asks you to sign a copyright transfer that assigns ownership of your article.  How can you figure out what rights you still retain?  What additional rights might you want, and how would you negotiate to ensure that you keep them?  We’ll analyze a typical publishing agreement and discuss negotiating strategies.  See Copyright Transfer Agreements.

What is Open Access?

In 2002, the Budapest Open Access Initiative defined Open Access as the “world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature, completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds.” Open Access shifts the costs of producing scholarship away from the reader, and by so doing makes it more likely that the works will be used as we intend — that they’ll be widely read and cited.

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