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Open Access Week 2012 Events

The University at Albany Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2012 with exhibits and a program of activities on Tuesday October 23.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its 6th year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn more about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in making Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Open Access to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole.

Tuesday October 23, 11-2:30pm

All events held in the Standish Room, 3rd Floor, Science Library

11:00 - 12:00
Lightning Round Presentations: Join us for several exciting and thought-provoking lightning round sessions on a variety of issues concerning the Open Access movement. Q&A to follow sessions

12:00 - 1:00pm Buffet Lunch, R.S.V.P. Irina Holden iholden@albany.edu by October 19, 2012

1:00 - 2:30pm Talk entitled “Preservation and Research Data at Binghamton University Libraries” by Edward Corrado, Director of Library Technology, Binghamton University

Edward M. Corrado is Director of Library Technology at Binghamton University where he provides leadership for information technologies and digital initiatives, as well as overall direction, administration and management of computer resources, systems, and networking in the Libraries. Corrado is a long-time advocate for the use of Open Source Software in libraries and has presented at local, state, national, and international conference on the topic.

Co - sponsored by the Eastern New York Chapter Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL)

Organizers wish to thank University Auxiliary Services for its generous support of these programs.

For futher information regarding open access week: http://www.openaccessweek.org/
For further information regarding open access see the Open Access Directory: http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page