Open Access Week Activities

Sarah Robbins
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Interested in open access, author rights, or simply want to learn more about these topics?  Join us at one of these Open Access Week events:
Monday, October 20, 3-4 pm
Beyond Our Walls: A Conversation with Kristi Jensen

Bizzell Memorial Library, Community Room (LL118)Jensen will present “Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success.” The presentation will cover: (1) open and OER – what it is and what it isn’t; (2) how issues of affordability can impact student academic success; (3) open textbooks as a solution to affordability issues; (4) identifying barriers to adoption of open textbooks and how to help overcome those barriers; and (5) supporting faculty adoptions of open textbooks. This event will be streamed live at: http://libevents.ou.edu.
Tuesday, October 21, 3-5 pm
Screening of Buster Keaton’s The General
Community Room (Bizzell, LL118)
Sponsored by University Libraries, Film & Media Studies, and the Writing Center
Buster Keaton’s The General is considered one of the greatest films ever made, ranked by the American Film Institute as #18 of the 100 best American movies of all time.  Join Dr. Joanna Rapf, author of Buster Keaton:  A Bio-Bibliography, to learn more about Buster Keaton and to see The General.  Refreshments served.
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30-3:30 pm
Open Access Dissertations and Rising Young Scholars
Community Room (Bizzell, LL118)
Sponsored by University Libraries and the Graduate College
Meet several new OU faculty members who have recently published their dissertations as open access documents.  Learn more about their research and their thoughts on the benefits and concerns of publishing dissertations on an open access basis, for themselves as rising scholars and for the academic community.  Refreshments served.
Wednesday, October 22, 2:30-3:30 pm
What You Always Wanted to Know about Data (but Were Afraid to Ask)
Travis Conference Room (Bizzell, room 205)
Sponsored by University Libraries 
Research generates data, and data sharing is essential to scholarly communication across the academic spectrum.  Join Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, OU Libraries Research Data Specialist, to learn about funder data management requirements, where to get help with data management plans/workflows/data curation, and how you can better manage data for short- and long-term use.  Refreshments served.
Thursday, October 23, 2-3
Recognizing OU Open Access Authors
Community Room (Bizzell, LL118)
Sponsored by University Libraries
Meet several OU faculty who have published research on an open access basis.  Learn more about their research and their thoughts on the benefits of open access to research, for themselves and for the academic community.  Refreshments served.
For more information about these events, please contact Karen Rupp-Serrano, Director of Collection Management and Scholarly Communication for University Libraries.

Sarah Robbins
Sarah Robbins

Sarah Robbins is the Director of Public Relations & Strategic Initiatives for the University of Oklahoma Libraries. She also is an adjunct instructor with the School of Library and Information Studies. Sarah holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies as well as a Masters of Education with an emphasis on Adult & Higher Education both from OU.

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