Less Than 2 Weeks Away: Celebrate Open Access Week with the University Libraries
NEWS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2015
Contact(s): Lindsay Van Berkom, Scholars Archive Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 442-3517; Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean and Director of the University Libraries, email@example.com, (518) 442-3568.
Celebrate Open Access Week with the University Libraries
Open Access Week is an annual global event in which members of the academic and research community come together to discuss how removing existing barriers to accessing scholarly research could transform the way research and scientific inquiry is conducted. This year, Open Access Week runs from October 19th through October 25th.
The University Libraries, as a center of scholarly communication on campus, will be celebrating Open Access Week with an event in the Science Library’s Standish Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th.
Speakers for the event will be Dr. P.D. Magnus and Paul Rapp, Esq. Dr. Magnus is a member of the Philosophy faculty at the University at Albany and is also the author of forall x, an open access introductory textbook on formal logic. Rapp is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. Rapp writes about issues related to copyright for his blog, Rapp on This, which is featured on the website of Metroland, a weekly newspaper in the Capital District.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the University Libraries’ Scholars Archive, an institutional repository for faculty scholarship which currently features work by Dr. Magnus and many other contributors.
“The University Libraries support open access by supporting events such as Open Access Week and providing a trusted digital repository, Scholars Archive, in which faculty and students can archive the products of their research, including journal articles, book chapters, data, and other digital resources,” says Rebecca Mugridge, Interim Dean and Director of the University Libraries. “We hope that Open Access Week events will foster discussion about the importance of open access to research and data among administrators, faculty, and students across the university.”
The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
10:00am Check in and Coffee
10:10am Welcome and Introduction
10:25am Prof. P.D. Magnus, Department of Philosophy, University at Albany
“Academia and Open Education”
11:25am Open Access Video “What is Open Access?”
11:30am Lunch *** Lunch will be served for all those who RSVP ***
12:35pm Paul Rapp Esq., Copyright and Intellectual Property Attorney,
“Open Sesame: Negotiating Access to Your Research and
1:35pm Scholars Archive Snapshot: Showcase Your Research Demonstration of UAlbany’s Institutional Repository