International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its twelfth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. - SPARC
Issues surrounding the open access movement relate to questions we ask in the Ursinus Core Curriculum. Is equal access to knowledge a value we share? (What should matter to me?) How is knowledge communicated? (How can we understand the world?) On Friday, October 25th at 12:00 PM in the Bear’s Den, please join faculty and staff colleagues for a conversation about open access, public access, and open educational resources. Our guests include:
- Erin Pollard ’08, Project Officer for ERIC, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
- Andy Prock, Scholarly Communications & Metadata Librarian
- Nicholas Scoville, Joseph Beardwood III Chair of Mathematics & Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Susanna Throop, Associate Professor and Department Chair of History
Please bring your questions and learn about public access requirements, open repositories and resources, open access publishing and more!