KU Libraries announce Open Access Week 2013 events

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The KU Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright would like to invite you to attend this year’s Open Access Week events.   During Open Access Week, KU will join more than 900 institutions from more than 90 countries around the world in celebrating innovations in sharing scholarly information.

This year, Open Access Week starts on October 21, with events every day through Friday, October 25.  We’ll post more information as OA Week gets closer, but wanted to share the schedule with you so you can mark your calendars for those events you want to attend.

Taking control of your research visibility:  A hands-on guide to improving research “impact” for scholars
Workshop offered by Marc Greenberg & Ada Emmett

Monday, October 21, 2013:  10 a.m., Watson Library, Clark Instruction Center
This session has reached capacity, but another is being offered on November 7.  If you’re interested in attending on Nov. 7, please RSVP to Ada Emmett at aemmett@ku.edu         

Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Redefining Impact webinar
Monday, October 21, 2013:  2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Watson Library, Room 455
Watch the webinar: http://www.sparc.arl.org/resource/resource-type/webcast-video-podcast/sparc-and-world-bank-open-access-week-2013-kickoff

Heather Piwowar:  ImpactStory (presenting via Skype)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Watson Library, Room 455:

Graduate Student pizza lunch and presentation by Nick Shockey, SPARC
Wednesday, October 23, 2013:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Watson Library, 3rd floor West
In order to ensure we have enough pizza and drinks on hand, RSVPs are encouraged—please let us know you plan to attend by emailing libcds@ku.edu at your earliest convenience.

David Shulenburger:  Federal Funding Agencies Push Toward Open Access: FASTR, the White House Directive, and KU
Thursday, October 24, 2013:  2:00-3:30 p.m., Watson Library, 3rd floor West
Opening remarks:  Provost Jeffrey Vitter and Lorraine Haricombe
Reception to follow the presentation

Impacts of Openness lightning talks
Friday, October 25, 2013:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Watson Library, Room 455:
This event brings together several speakers from a variety of fields, each of whom will give a 10-minute presentation about the impact of openness in their work.  More information about this event is available at http://openaccess.ku.edu/impacts-openness-lightning-talks-october-25 .

Moderator:  David Shulenburger

The presenters:
Orley “Chip” Taylor, KU professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
William Keel, KU professor of German
A. Townsend Peterson, KU professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Matt DeSarle, Social Media Producer for KMBC in Kansas City
Deborah Dandridge and Sarah Goodwin Thiel, KU librarians
Steven Lee, KU professor and chair, Psychology and Research in Education
Andi Witczak, KU Center for Service Learning



  • Ada Emmett
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Manager
    Digital Initiatives, KU Libraries

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