Open Access Week 2010

James A. Gibson Library

Open Access Week 2010

Open Access Week 2010 – Event Listing

From October 18 to 22, 2010 the Brock community celebrated Open Access Week. It was an opportunity to explore and discuss the benefits of free, online access to the results of scholarly research.
 

Monday, October 18 12-1:30
Opening Up Access (Webcast)
Canada's major research granting agencies have undertaken various strategies to address open access. Come and hear speakers from CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC share their agencies' approaches to open access. This event is produced by the OISE library at the University of Toronto.
Panelists include Craig McNaughton (Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration, SSHRC), Andrea Smith (Manager, Partnerships for Health System Improvement & Evidence on Tap, CIHR), Monique Zaloum (Senior Policy Advisor, Policy & International Relations, NSERC)
 

Tuesday, October 19 12-1
Hackers, Makers and the Future of Open Access (Seminar)
Advocates for an “Open Access” future base their case on a number of assumptions about economics, net neutrality and the democratization of knowledge. This seminar, presented by Fiacre O'Douinn, focuses on other players in the information landscape, to examine the potential impacts of Open Access on hackerspaces/maker culture and vice-versa.
Recommended Reading: Make-offs: DIY indie innovations by Dale Dougherty (@dalepd).
 

Wednesday, October 20 12-1:30
What Bill C-32 Misses: Copyright in Academic Life (Webcast)
Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson is a Professor in the Faculties of Law and Information at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Wilkinson has spoken and published in the areas of intellectual property, information and media law, and information policy. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
 

Wednesday, October 20 2-3:30
Exploring Open Science (Lecture)
Join John Dupuis, Head of the Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University, for a discussion of how Science and Technology academics and publishers are responding to the growing open access movement and the changing nature of research in their fields by becoming more innovative in the services and features they offer.
 

Thursday, October 21 9:30-11
Brock Journal Editors Roundtable
Calling all Journal Editors (and aspiring Journal Editors): you are cordially invited to join us. The roundtable brings together campus editors of peer-reviewed journals to share advice, experiences, questions, challenges and successes.

 

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