This year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Access Week, an annual international celebration of sharing scholarly work openly. The UW Libraries invites you to join us to learn more about open scholarship at one or all of the events we’ve planned for the week. Events will take place in the Research Commons, Allen Library South (ground floor), unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
- 11:30am-12:30pm Publishing Contracts Workshop. Research Commons, Green Room A. Before you sign on the dotted line, identify key terms of a publishing contract that determine your rights as an author. The focus will be on academic journal publishing. Maryam Fakouri, Scholarly Publishing and Outreach Librarian.
- 3:30-5:00pm The Publishing Trap Game. Research Commons, Green Room A. Play the new board game that’s sweeping higher education around the world! Prepare to laugh as you compete for money, impact, and knowledge! Maryam Fakouri, Scholarly Publishing and Outreach Librarian and Alyssa Berger, Research & Instruction/Science & Math Librarian, UW Bothell.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
- 1:00-2:00pm Introduction to Pressbooks. Research Commons, Green Room A. Pressbooks is an easy-to-use tool for creating digital books, open textbooks and other open educational resources. Join this session to learn about using Pressbooks to create and adapt openly licensed materials in a variety of formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and how to set up your account via the UW Libraries (available in early October). Lauren Ray, Open Education and Psychology Librarian
Thursday, Oct. 25
- 3:30-4:30pm Publishing Contracts Workshop. Research Commons, Green Room A. Before you sign on the dotted line, identify key terms of a publishing contract that determine your rights as an author. The focus will be on academic journal publishing. Maryam Fakouri, Scholarly Publishing and Outreach Librarian.
Friday, Oct. 26
- 12:00-1:30pm Paywall: the Business of Scholarship. Film screening and discussion. Allen Auditorium, Allen Library North (ground floor). Released in September 2018, this 60-minute documentary examines the for-profit publishing industry and highlights some of the benefits of open access for research and science. Join us for a screening of the film followed by a brief discussion with experts in scholarly communication and academic library collections. In keeping with its theme, the film was released under a CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons license and is openly available for anyone to view at their convenience. Gordon Aamot, Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing; Corey Murata, Director, Collections Analysis and Strategy; and Denise Pan, Associate Dean of University Libraries for Collections and Content.
- 3:30-5:00pm UW’s New Open Access Policy. Research Commons, Green Room A. The Open Access movement promotes a vision of the world where everyone has access to the scholarly record, regardless of their income or institutional affiliation. This presentation will explore the different strategies that advocates are pursuing to make this vision a reality, including some exciting efforts at the University of Washington. Liz Bedford, Scholarly Publishing and Outreach Librarian.
We hope you will be able to join us for these events!