Open Access Week 2013!

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You may have seen the big, orange sign already in the Science Library, but if you have not, here’s some background: this week the UAlbany Libraries are celebrating Open Access Week 2013!

Open Access Week has gone global and is a well-known event now entering its 7th year. It offers academics and researchers an opportunity to learn about Open Access – what it is, how it can benefit the research community, how to participate, how to share it. The goal is that one day using Open Access standards will become the norm in scholarship and research – that everyone will be able to access information immediately, for free, online, and with the option to share and use the results as needed. This has the power to transform scholarly research and scientific inquiry, where so much information is immediately made known and accessible. It has direct applications within the university, with widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole!

Come, join the discussion, next Wednesday, October 23, in the Science Library. It will be held on the 3rd floor in the Standish Room, and there will be drinks and appetizers.

Starting at 10AM and ending at 12:30PM, it will begin with:

10AM: Chris Kotfila, Ph.D. candidate, Information Science, University at Albany, “Reproducible Research: Open Access, Open Data, Open Tools and Metrics”

11AM: Adam Gordon, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University at Albany, “Identifying and Addressing the Challenges of Open Access Data Sharing”

If you have any further questions, please direct them to the Science Library.

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