Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Week is almost here, and events are being planned at Columbia and all over the world! This week of events is an opportunity for supporters of open access to celebrate its growth and focus on the work still ahead. The Open Access Week website sums up the reason for all the excitement: "Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship."

This year's theme, "Set the default to open access," encourages the scholarly community to incorporate openness into all aspects of the research process. Be aware of your rights, and plan for OA, when you conduct your research or write your thesis. Negotiate with publishers so you retain the rights you need to distribute your work widely. And make your work accessible, and reusable, online so that libraries and other users can discover and benefit from it.

At Columbia, start the OA Week fun on Monday, October 22, with a workshop on copyright and electronic filing for students who are writing theses. On Tuesday, October. 23, participate in a roundtable discussion with librarians on open access and building library collections. On Wednesday, October 24, come to Butler Library to screen a webcast–featuring Kenneth Crews of the Columbia Copyright Advisory Office–on publication agreements.

View the event details below, and please join us!

Open Access Week at Columbia University, October 2012

Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Copyright and Electronic Filing
Monday, October 22, 1:00 pm
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523
  • Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
  • Rob Hilliker, Academic Commons Manager
Bountiful Harvest? Collection-building Opportunities With Open Access
October 23, 2012, 11:00 am
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523
  • Matthew Baker, Collection Services Librarian, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
  • Pamela Graham, Director of Global Studies and Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
  • Megan Wacha, Research and Instruction Librarian for Media and the Performing Arts, Barnard College
Webcast Screening: Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got To Do With It?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 2:30 pm
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523
  • Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Webcast Screening: Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got To Do With It?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523
 

Join us to screen a webcast of an American Library Association (ALA) webinar with Kenneth Crews, director of Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

For librarians, researchers and many other library users, the open access movement has enabled easy and reliable access to a wide range of new publications.  However, the success of open access hinges on the terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. The copyright language that spells out whether the public will have access to specific material might be buried in a cryptic, pro forma email attachment or even a click-through agreement. Don’t let your materials stay hidden under a rock—facilitate access by learning to be proactive with the expert advice of copyright authority Kenneth D. Crews.

This is second of a series of occasional ALA webinars called Crews on Copyright.

The screening at Columbia University is part of Open Access Week 2012. It is open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff.

Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Copyright and Electronic Filing

Monday, October 22, 1:00 pm
Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523
 

Students at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) must file their dissertations electronically, and a copy of each dissertation will be deposited in Columbia's online repository Academic Commons. This new requirement may change the way you prepare your dissertation for filing. Learn important information about your copyrights, using copyrighted materials in your dissertation, and depositing your work in Academic Commons.

Bring your questions!

Speakers:
Kenneth Crews, Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
Rob Hilliker, Academic Commons Manager
 

This event is part of Open Access Week 2012 at Columbia University. It is open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff.

Bountiful Harvest? Collection-building Opportunities With Open Access

Open Access Week 2012
October 23, 2012 
 

How is open access changing the way libraries build their collections? Has it caused greater shifts in opportunities in the sciences or humanities? What are the most pressing challenges it presents? Watch a lively debate on how librarians can support open access and use it to enrich the collections and services they offer.

Panelists:
Matthew Baker, Collection Services Librarian, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Pamela Graham, Director of Global Studies and Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
Megan Wacha, Research and Instruction Librarian for Media and the Performing Arts, Barnard College
 

This event was part of Open Access Week 2012 at Columbia University.