Open Access Week at the University of Lethbridge

Find out more about Open Access, Open Education, Open Data, and Open ULeth Scholarship during Open Access Week, October 23-27, 2017.  At the U of L Library - free and open to all!

Monday Oct. 23,12:00-1:00pm - "OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship, our Open Access Digital Repository" in room L1170A.
Introducing OPUS – learn about the University of Lethbridge’s open access digital repository, what it is, how to use it, and why it will benefit you as a researcher.  With Nicole Eva and Rhys Stevens (Librarians).

Monday Oct. 23, 3:00-4:15pm - "How to Start an Open Access Journal" in room L950.
Open access journals are the future of scholarship.  Join us for a discussion about how to start up and run an open access journal.  With professors Bryn Hughes (Music) founder of the journal Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy and Dan O’Donnell (English) founder of the U of L Journal Incubator.

Tuesday Oct. 24, 9:00-10:00am - "Shoptalk: Open Educational Resources" in room L1126 (Teaching Centre).
Discussion of WHY Open Education matters and WHAT different shapes Open Educational Practices take in post-secondary contexts today, on both global and local levels.  With Joerdis Weilandt (Teaching Centre).

Tuesday Oct. 24, 2:00-3:15pm - "Open Access Monographs" (webinar) in room L1114.
Panel discussion about current initiatives and models for publishing Open Access books, including University of Ottawa Press and Open Humanities Press.  Webinar hosted by Sandra Cowan and Emma Black (Librarians).

Wednesday Oct. 25, 12:00-1:00pm - "Shoptalk: Open Educational Resources" in room L1126 (Teaching Centre)
Discussion of WHY Open Education matters and WHAT different shapes Open Educational Practices take in post-secondary contexts today, on both global and local levels.  With Joerdis Weilandt (Teaching Centre).

Wednesday Oct. 25, 11:00-1:00pm - "OPUS and Oranges" - visit the Open Access booth in the UHall/Centre for the Arts Atrium, have an orange, and learn about Open ULeth Scholarship and other Open Access resources at the U of L.

Thursday Oct. 26, 12:15-1:15pm - "Open Data: An Introduction" in room L950.
What is Open Data and why is it important to your research?  Where can you put research data, and where can you find it?  With Emma Black and Sandra Cowan (Librarians).

Friday Oct. 27, 12:00-1:00pm - "Open in Order to Raise the Visibility of my Research" in room L1114.
Making your next article Open Access - what’s in it for you?  Come and find out some personal benefits of choosing an Open Access publisher.  With U of L Copyright Advisor Rumi Graham.

OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship is the University of Lethbridge's Open Access institutional repository.  It is a secure and open online home for ULeth scholarship and research.  If you submit an article to OPUS during Open Access Week, you will be entered into a draw to win a fabulous prize package including a 2TB external hard drive! 
Submit your publications before October 28 in order to win.
https://www.uleth.ca/dspace/

Open Access Week at the U of L is brought to you by the Library, the Teaching Centre, and the Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communication.


Contact:

Sandra Cowan | sandra.cowan@uleth.ca | (403) 332-4465

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