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Advance Open Access with the University Libraries

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September 18, 2018

Contacts: Lindsay Van Berkom, Scholars Archive Administrator,, (518) 442-3517; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries,, (518) 442-3568.

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Advance Open Access with the University Libraries

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Open Access Week is an annual global event during which members of the academic and research communities come together to discuss how removing access barriers to scholarly output could transform the way scientific research is conducted in the future. Open Access Week in 2018 is October 22-28.

The University Libraries will be celebrating Open Access Week with a full-day event in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on Thursday, October 25, 9:15 am-3:15pm. The event is free and open to the public. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), will discuss ways to foster an open access culture on campus and SPARC's efforts to promote and support advances in open access. Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, will talk about his experience developing a data repository. Other programming will include a panel discussion with the UAlbany Provost's Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Fellows, TED-style Scholars Archive updates, and a roundtable discussion of scholarly communication topics.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Libraries' Open Access Day ( event page.

With thanks for the generous support of University Auxiliary Services

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