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Open Access Week 2011 Events

The University at Albany University Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2011 with exhibits and a program of activities on the afternoon of Wednesday October 26.


Wednesday October 26

12:00-1:30pm Brown bag lunch and discussion of open access Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Bring a lunch and the libraries will provide drinks. Discussion moderator will be Irina Holden, Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian. Co - Sponsored by Eastern New York Chapter Association of College (ENY/ACRL) and Research Libraries R.S.V.P Lorre Smith lsmith@albany.edu by October 21, 2011


2:00-3:30pm “Open Science, Free Software, and Citizen Astronomers' Dr. David Hogg Science Library, Standish Room, 3rd Floor - Being open in scientific research--sharing code and ideas before publication, for example--can yield huge direct benefits for scientific investigators. This is most true when ideas are cheap but execution is expensive; these conditions are met in most (but not all) scientific fields.¬†One of the big side effects of extreme openness is that it makes it easy for outsiders (non-traditionally trained or self-trained) scientists to contribute meaningfully to research. Dr. Hogg will give examples from work by his group. A reception will follow the talk in the Standish Room.


4:00-4:45: Tour of College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY) is a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology.


R.S.V.P. Lorre Smith lsmith@albany.edu to reserve a spot on the tour by October 21, 2011.

Thanks to University Auxiliary Services for its generous support of these programs.