Open Access Week 2019 is taking place on October 21-25 at Musselman Library and around the world. This year's theme is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge".
Scholarly Communications is starting off the week with a webinar titled "OER Programs at Private Liberal Arts Institutions" featuring the department's founder Janelle Wertzberger, as well as Gettysburg Professor of Sociology Alecea Standlee and student assistant Hana Huskic '22. They will be joined by colleagues from the University of San Diego to discuss open educational resources at small, private college liberal arts institutions.
The library will also be sponsoring a faculty lunch workshop titled "Authors’ Choices, Authors’ Rights: Making informed decisions when publishing open", facilitated by Scholarly Communications Librarian Mary Elmquist. This workshop will cover topics associated with open access publishing including copyright and author rights, open licensing, and more.
Be sure to stop by our display on the main floor celebrating this year's theme by highlighting the global nature of open access publishing. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, stop by from 11-1 to meet our staff, enter our raffle, and grab an open access cupcake.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .