Open Access Week Will Be Oct. 24-29

Ariel Romero

Open access is a movement that aims to make materials freely available on the internet through the use of creative commons licensing which allow users to read, download, copy, share, print, or use them for any other lawful purpose. The University Libraries are hosting the following events in celebration of Open Access Week 2016:

  • All Week – Open Coloring Book: Support open access by submitting U of A related drawings to be included in an open access coloring book. The coloring book will be featured during finals week study breaks hosted by the University Libraries (and also available for free download in ScholarWorks). To participate, please send your drawing and submission form as an email attachment to Stephanie Pierce at sjpierc@uark.edu and include "Coloring Book Submission" in the subject line. All submissions of work by the creator's consent will be included in the Institutional Repository, ScholarWorks.
  • 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, in MULN 102 – The Bigger Picture of OA: Alternate Models of Review & Emerging Practices: a SUNY webinar feature Heather Joseph of SPARC. The traditional peer review process began in the 18th century. How has the scholarly and publishing community adapted that process to more efficient and modern means? What established and alternative methods have emerged since that time? Join Heather to learn about a wide range of open access models and what the future of OA publishing might be like.
  • 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.  25, MULN 102 – Open Science Panel Discussion: The University 3-4 p.m.Libraries will welcome users who will discuss the use of open materials in research  in Space and Planetary Science.
  • 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, MULN 104 – Author's Rights: Understanding and Using Your Rights under US Copyright Law: As an author, you own a number of rights to your work. Come to this workshop to learn about those rights and strategies for managing them.This workshop will emphasize copyright, Creative Commons licenses, and open access addenda for publishing agreements (will be repeated on Thursday, Nov. 3, 3 pm).
  • 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, MULN 102 – Create a SelectedWorks Account: Melody Herr and Cedar Middleton will host drop in sessions for creating a SelectedWorks account in ScholarWorks@uark.edu, the new institutional repository. A SelectedWorks account allows an author to create and manage his or her own page in the institutional repository to showcase research output, scholarship, and creative works, to measure the impact of their work, and download reports. No registration is required; drop-ins are welcome at any time during the two-hour open sessions. (Repeated Tuesday, Nov 1 2-4 p.m.).
  • 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, MULN 102 – Open Educational Resources: Interested in using copyright free materials in the classroom? Stop by for information on identifying, using, and creating educational materials available for all. 
  • 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, MULN 102 – Wikipedia Editathon: At the UA campus. The libraries are hosting an editing event to complete and provide resource links for  articles about the University of Arkansas people, places, and things.
Contacts

Lora L. Lennertz, director for academic and research services
Mullins Library
479-575-5545, lennertz@uark.edu

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