Open Access week begins, Oct. 18-22

Ever wish the publishing world were a little more flexible, a little less commercialized, a little more, well, … open?

Today marks the first day of Open Access week 2010, a global event now in its fourth year that is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

In the words of one organizer, “The exciting opportunity we have with this year’s Open Access Week stems from the fact that Open Access is mature enough that good examples now exist of what you can do as a scholar in an open-access enabled world that you simply can’t do in a closed environment.”

Open Access Week events (view full listing) at Dartmouth include:

  • TODAY (Monday) for Undergraduates:  Sparky Awards Information Session Oct. 18th 7-8:30 pm Jones Media Center, 2nd floor in Berry Library
  • All week!  Slideshow “Research with a Global Reach: Dartmouth Faculty Scholarship Open to All” playing at Baker-Berry, Feldberg and Kresge Libraries
  • All week!  Drop in sessions on OA publishing, COPE, and author contract amendments.  MWF 2-3 pm  TUTH 11-noon  10/18-10/22 Baker02A
  • Friday for Faculty in DCAL: Open Courses and Copyright: A Faculty Roundtable Oct. 22nd from 12:30 to 2:00 PM
    Signup for this event.

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