Celebrate Open Access Week, October 21-27

Open Access Week 2013 poster

Open Access Week  highlights projects, research, and policies at U-M that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research online.  The University of Michigan is celebrating Open Access Week (October 21-27, 2013) with a series of presentations at the University Library.  All are free.


Monday, October 21

  • Open Access Essentials  Melissa Levine, lead copyright officer in the Library’s Copyright Office, talks about what open access means to academics and how copyright relates to it.  10:00-11:00 am       206 Hatcher Graduate Library
  • Opening keynote: Existential Detectives  Brandon Weiner from Creative Rights examines the practical and existential obstacles encountered when implementing open access projects.  4:00-5:30 pm   100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

Wednesday, October 23

  • Q&A: Open access for the sciences & humanities  Open access experts answer your questions during this informal Q&A; drop in and ask. Where can I submit my article? How can can I promote my published work?  1:00-3:00 pm   Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
  •  Wikipedia Edit-a-thon  Improve Wikipedia content relating to the library’s collections. Both experienced and new editors are welcome, including faculty, staff, and students. Please register.   4:00-6:00 pm   100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab

Thursday, October 24

  • Lightning Talks  Four talks highlight projects and activities across campus that manifest the principles and practices of open access.  1:00-2:00 pm   2160 Shapiro Screening Room
  • Publish or Perish  Jasna Markovac, senior advisor for publishing in the Medical School, leads a workshop that gives information, guidance, and support to medical school faculty to help them decide where, when, and how to publish their research.  7:30-9:00 am   Seminar Rooms, Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building

Friday,  October 25

  • Closing keynote: Redefining Impact  Mike Buschman, co-founder of Plum Analytics, reflects on two years of experience collecting, analyzing, and visualizing alternative metrics that measure academic research.  10:00-11:30 am   100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

More information is available here.

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