Open Access Week 2011
Welcome to Open Access Week 2011 at Texas A&M University!
Open Access Week in Aggieland will take place October 24 - 28, 2011 as part of the worldwide Open Access celebration. The theme of this year's event is "Five Things You Can Do to Support Open Access."
|Monday, October 24
||Manage Your Rights Wisely
As authors, creators and scholars, know what rights the law affords you, and retain those rights when negotiating with publishers.
Open Access Cafe 9 am - 2 pm, Evans Library
Fair Use Film Festival (poster)
Fair Use Film Festival (program and playlist)
|Tuesday, October 25
||Use Open Resources Freely
||As teachers, students and scholars, take full advantage of copyright-free zones. Incorporate and reuse materials in the public domain or those available under an open license, such as Creative Commons.
Open Access Cafe 9 am - 1 pm, Medical Sciences Library
|Wednesday, October 26
||Exercise Fair Use Confidently
||As users of copyright material (including your own works if you signed away rights to a publisher!), learn how to assess your Fair Use rights and apply them confidently. Discover how the Best Practices in Fair Use movement is empowering communities of practice to establish reasonable codes of Fair Use within their own disciplines and craft.
Open Access Cafe 10 am - 2 pm, West Campus Library
1-2 pm, 1063 Allen Building
Thanks to digital technology, researchers generate increasingly large amounts of data. There is more to data management than storage; it involves maintaining, preserving, and adding value to digital research data. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities will talk about their challenges in managing data.
|Thursday, October 27
||Steward Your Resources Carefully
||Preserve and share your research materials, including data and other deliverables, using well-established tools, methods and resources (many available from the University Libraries and the Texas Digital Library!)
|Friday, October 28
||Share Your Work Widely
||As creators and producers of knowledge and culture, share your works as widely as possible by distributing them under open licenses and depositing them in open access repositories. As editors or publishers, choose open publishing platforms to manage and disseminate journals, conferences and technical reports.
Open Access Cafe 11 am - 1 pm, Evans Library
2-3 pm, 1063 Allen Building
Are open access journals a viable alternative to traditional subscription-based journals? What are the risks and benefits of the open access publishing model? Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss these questions and others, and to learn about the journal publishing service offered by the University Libraries. Several journal editors will discuss their experiences with open access publishing.
For more information about Open Access Week 2011, please contact Texas A&M University Libraries, Digital Services & Scholarly Communication at email@example.com.