KU Libraries announce Open Access Week 2014 events

Friday, October 10, 2014

Open Access Week 2014 Events (#KUopenaccess)

KU Libraries is pleased to bring you events for the international celebration of Open Access Week, October 20-24, 2014.   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 and the resulting benefits.

Monday, October 20, 2014: 

The Open Access Revolution:  Expected and Unexpected Changes in the Research Landscape
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., The Commons, Spooner Hall

Join University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research and Regents' Professor of Meteorology Kelvin K. Droegemeier for a presentation on the challenges of data sharing, open access and academic research. This presentation examines the challenges and opportunities associated with the open sharing of research data, including the definition of data, determination of what should be shared, assurance of proper use, relevance of reproducibility, and assignment of credit, cost and cost ownership. Views will be offered regarding the potential for open access to fundamentally transform the scholarship enterprise in ways both good and bad.

SPARC Open Access Week Kickoff webinar
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Watson Library, Room 455

This year's theme:  "Generation Open"

This is a forum for students and early career researchers to have a lively conversation with an expert panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies, exploring how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.   Learn more about this event at: http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oaweek2014/program#sthash.bG2c9wpA.dpuf

Tuesday, October 21, 2014:

Open Access for Improving Visibility and Impact:  A Pizza Lunch for Graduate Students
(Please RSVP to
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Watson Library, Room 455

Graduate students are invited to join us for a pizza lunch and an informal discussion regarding the global impact of open access, open access publishing, and ways to increase the visibility and impact of your research and scholarship. As the next generation of researchers, students will play a large role in determining whether the future of scientific and scholarly publishing is open to all or remains locked behind costly paywalls. The University of Kansas is a leader in the Open Access movement. As a KU student, you can join other students around the world who are actively working to make research and scholarly publications freely available. Bring your appetite and questions!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014: 

Law faculty panel discussion
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Green Hall, Room 203

KU has a national reputation for its efforts to make scholarship Open Access.  The public and scholars both benefit when scholarship and other information resources are openly accessible. Please join us in welcoming three faculty from the KU School of Law who will speak about the personal and public advantages to using open access materials within their areas of research and scholarship.

The panelists:

Virginia Harper Ho is a KU Docking Faculty Scholar and has been a member of the KU Law faculty since 2010. Her research focuses on the intersections of law and governance from a comparative perspective. She has written recently on shareholder activism, comparative corporate governance, Chinese labor law reform, and corporate social responsibility. Virginia Harper Ho’s research involves the use of open access information on both the international stage as well as information on United States corporations.

Michael H. Hoeflich is a John H. & John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law and has been a member of the KU Law faculty since 1994. His research is in ethics, legal history, comparative law, contracts. Professor Hoeflich spearheaded an open access project, pulling together online legal databases into one amalgamated search tool.

Corey Rayburn Yung joined the KU Law faculty as a visiting associate professor in the Fall 2011 semester and accepted a full-time position in June 2012. His research is focused on criminal law, sex crimes, and judicial decision-making. Through his work in various committees as well as his academic work, Professor Yung has utilized various open access materials for data mining.

  • 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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