Open Access Week 2018 is taking place on October 22nd-26th at Musselman Library and around the world. This year's theme is "Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge".
Scholarly Communications is kicking off Open Access Week with a Friday Forum presentation titled "How Can Open Make a Difference? Open Access Stories From Around Campus" in CUB 260 on October 19th at 12:00. Come hear campus colleagues talk about the benefits of open access publishing and how it intersects with their teaching, learning, and research.
Faculty are also encouraged to take the What's Your #GburgOAscore quiz! Compare your results to last year's or test your OA score for the first time to learn more about how you can be involved in Open Access publishing.
All week long there will be a display on the Main Floor of the library titled "What You Don't Know About Academic Publishing" that will allow students to test their knowledge of the process academic publications go through before landing in their hands in time for class. Come by our table from 11:00-1:00 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for an Open Access cupcake and a chance to win a $25 Bookstore gift certificate!
We will also be screening the new film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (about 60 mins.) by OA advocate Jason Schmitt on Thursday, October 25th at 12:00. Pizza will be served. All are welcome!
Hopefully everyone will be able to find something that peeks their interest in the Open Access movement. To learn more about Open Access publishing or to get involved in our efforts, email us at email@example.com .