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Open Access Week 2014

This week is Open Access Week and as such there will be related events aimed at expanding the understanding of Open Access in the library throughout the week.  Below is a schedule of events, we would for you to attend a few.

Beyond Our Walls: A conversation with Kristi Jensen

Monday, October 20, 3-4pm

Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Jensen will present “Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success.” The presentation will cover: (1) open and OER – what it is and what it isn’t; (2) how issues of affordability can impact student academic success; (3) open textbooks as a solution to affordability issues; (4) identifying barriers to adoption of open textbooks and how to help overcome those barriers; and (5) supporting faculty adoptions of open textbooks. This event will be streamed live at: http://libevents.ou.edu.

 

Screening of Buster Keaton’s The General

Tuesday, October 21, 3-5pm

Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Buster Keaton’s The General is considered one of the greatest films ever made, ranked by the American Film Institute as #18 of the 100 best American movies of all time.  Join Dr. Joanna Rapf, author of Buster Keaton:  A Bio-Bibliography, to learn more about Buster Keaton and to see The General.  Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by University Libraries, Film & Media Studies, and the Writing Center 

 

Open Access Dissertations & Rising Young Scholars

Wednesday, October 22, 2:30-3:30pm

Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Meet several new OU faculty members who have recently published their dissertations as open access documents.  Learn more about their research and their thoughts on the benefits and concerns of publishing dissertations on an open access basis, for themselves as rising scholars and for the academic community.  Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by University Libraries and the Graduate College

What You Always Wanted to Know about Data (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Wednesday, October 22, 2:30-3:30pm

Bizzell Memorial Library, Travis Conference Room (205)

Research generates data, and data sharing is essential to scholarly communication across the academic spectrum.  Join Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, OU Libraries Research Data Specialist, to learn about funder data management requirements, where to get help with data management plans/workflows/data curation, and how you can better manage data for short- and long-term use.  Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by University Libraries

Recognizing OU Open Access Authors

Thursday, October 23, 2-3pm

Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)

Meet several OU faculty who have published research on an open access basis.  Learn more about their research and their thoughts on the benefits of open access to research, for themselves and for the academic community.  Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by University Libraries

If you are unable to attend these events or would simply like to learn more about Open Access, the University Libraries maintains a guide on the subject.  It can be found at the following link,

http://guides.ou.edu/openaccess

 

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