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Open Access Week

Open Access Week events @ TRU Library

Open Access Week events @ TRU Library
This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open in Action“. Join us for workshops that focus on ways in which Open Access issues impact the regular research and teaching practices of faculty here at TRU.

 

Monday, October 24

Primer on Open Textbooks

What are open textbooks? How can they help both faculty and students? How can you get started in finding and adopting an open textbook? What help is available? This workshop will provide an overview of what open textbooks are, their benefits, and their challenges.  By the end of this workshop you will know more about the history and current state of open texts, how to find open texts in your subject area and discuss considerations before moving to  adopt or adapt an open text into your course.

Location: IB2004

Time: 11:30-12:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2885394

 

Tuesday, October 25

Rick Anderson Webcast: What Do We Want? (We’re Not Sure!) When Do We Want It? (Hard to Say!):Reconciling the Needs of Analysis and Advocacy in Scholarly-Communication Reform

Reforming scholarly communication is a tough job, made tougher by factors that include the lack of unanimity among stakeholders as to what reform should look like (or whether it’s needed at all);  the wide variety of needs and interests among the system’s stakeholders; the structural complexity of the system itself; the lack of unanimity as to what “open access” means; the heavy weight of tradition in academic practice; and the high level of emotion that inevitably accompanies discussion of these issues.  The difficulty and complexity of the reform project suggest that analysis is needed, but the moral and emotional weight of the issues involved naturally lead us in the direction of advocacy instead—and advocacy and analysis are, unfortunately, natural enemies.  In this session we will review salient aspects of the scholarly-communication landscape that make reform particularly challenging, some principles for addressing those challenges, and some possible mechanisms for applying these principles to bridge perspectives, including strategies for including the all-important authors’ voice.

About Rick Anderson:

Over the past decade, Rick Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the most creative thinkers and provocative speakers on libraries, library collections, and scholarly publishing.  Named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” in 2005, Rick currently serves as Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, as President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and member of several editorial boards, but is best known as a popular conference speaker, writer and contributor to Library Journal’s Academic Newswire and the Scholarly Kitchen. His experience spanning the worlds of libraries, publishing, and as a writer and bookseller uniquely qualifies him to address the current challenges and future of open access and scholarly publishing. Rick has authored several books including the recent Libraries, Leadership and Scholarly Communication: Essays by Rick Anderson, published by ALA Editions in 2016.

Location: OL127

Time: 9:30-10:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2803910

TRUSpace

Many funding agencies are adopting Open Access policies that require funding recipients to make their research freely accessible. TRUSpace (TRU's institutional repository) provide barrier free online access to a range of scholarly publications including journal articles (pre and post prints), conference proceedings, and more.

Location: L209

Time: 12:30-1:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888244

Identifying and Searching for Open Resources

Want to use open resources but aren’t sure where to start? In this workshop we will determine how to identify what resources are open access, highlight some great library features for finding open access databases and journals in your subject area, and learn techniques for finding open access alternatives to closed resources. This workshop will appeal to both faculty and students who are interesting in being more proactive in their use of open resources; the 30-minute presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

Location: L209

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2914958

Wednesday, October 26

OAJs:Starting and Running an Open Access Journal

Are you currently running an open access journal or are thinking of running a journal? TRU Library has software, free to the TRU campus community, that can make running a journal easier.  Digital Commons @ TRU Library is a professional software package that can put out calls for proposals, facilitate the peer-review process, communicate with authors and create a professional online publications – complete with metrics and usage statistics.  Come and find out if Digital Commons @ TRU Library is the right solution for you.

Location: L209

Time: 10:00-11:00

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888248

Predatory Open Access Journals (So You've Been Solicited...)

Have you been solicited to publish in an open access journal? In this session, Collections Services Librarian Penny Haggarty will offer some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a predatory journal.

Location: L209

Time: 11:30-12:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888248

Author Rights: Understanding Your Rights in Scholarly Publishing

Many publishers will typically ask you to transfer all your copyrights to the work as a condition of publication. Copyright and publishing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You should ensure that the rights you need, both now and in the future to your works are retained.

Location: L209

Time: 1:00-2:00

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888247

 

Thursday, October 27

Primer on Open Textbooks

What are open textbooks? How can they help both faculty and students? How can you get started in finding and adopting an open textbook? What help is available? This workshop will provide an overview of what open textbooks are, their benefits, and their challenges.  By the end of this workshop you will know more about the history and current state of open texts, how to find open texts in your subject area and discuss considerations before moving to  adopt or adapt an open text into your course.

Location: IB2004

Time: 12:30-1:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888223

OAJs:Starting and Running an Open Access Journal

Are you currently running an open access journal or are thinking of running a journal? TRU Library has software, free to the TRU campus community, that can make running a journal easier.  Digital Commons @ TRU Library is a professional software package that can put out calls for proposals, facilitate the peer-review process, communicate with authors and create a professional online publications – complete with metrics and usage statistics.  Come and find out if Digital Commons @ TRU Library is the right solution for you.

Location: L209

Time: 2:00-3:00

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888251

 

Friday, October 28

TRUSpace

Many funding agencies are adopting Open Access policies that require funding recipients to make their research freely accessible. TRUSpace (TRU's institutional repository) provide barrier free online access to a range of scholarly publications including journal articles (pre and post prints), conference proceedings, and more.

Location: L209

Time: 12:30-1:30

Register to attend: http://tru.ca.libcal.com/event/2888246