Open Access Week 2018 Workshops

Friday, August 24, 2018

KU Libraries and the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright are pleased to offer programs in support of Open Access Week, an international event to advance and celebrate openness in the academy. Opportunities include two workshops, each offered twice to provide scheduling flexibility. They are:

Increasing the Impact & Visibility of your Research

Offered Thursday, October 18, 2:00 - 3:30 and Monday, October 22, 9:30 - 11:00 in Watson Library room 455

Our impact and value as scholars is being measured and assessed by administrators, tenure and promotion committees, and funding agencies at ever-increasing levels. As the demand that we publish and demonstrate value grows, our time to manage a dizzying array of tools like Academia.edu and ResearchGate seems ever-diminishing. Along with these developments, Open Access has become a common and normative fact of academic publishing in 2018. In this presentation Josh Bolick from the KU Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright will provide an overview of shifts in the publishing landscape, tools that support greater visibility and impact, and present a consumable plan for increasing your digital research presence.

For more information contact Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at jbolick@ku.edu. Light refreshments will be provided.

Open Textbooks and How They Support Teaching and Learning

Offered Friday, October 19, 9:30 - 11:00 (Section A), and Tuesday, October 23, 9:30 - 11:00 (Section B) in Watson Library room 455

Open Educational Resources (OER) will save KU students over a million dollars in the next two years. KU Libraries has been partnered with the Open Textbook Network (OTN) to support this evolution in teaching materials since 2015. In this workshop, OTN presenter and KU Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Librarian Josh Bolick will introduce OER and open textbooks as an affordable and pedagogically viable option for instructors interested in increasing learning by ensuring that ALL students have immediate access to required course materials. All interested KU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. A limited number of stipends are available to KU teaching faculty who attend the workshop and write a review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library; please indicate interest in the stipend in the registration form and we will be in touch with details.

For more information contact Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at jbolick@ku.edu. Light refreshments will be provided.



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

    aemmett@ku.edu
    785-864-8831
  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

    jbolick@ku.edu
    785-864-1828
  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Coordinator
    Digital Initiatives & Discovery Services, KU Libraries

    mreed@ku.edu
    785-864-8913
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