Open Access Week 2014

Join us to celebrate Open Access Week!

The University of Ottawa Library is pleased to present its 2018 program.

We hope you can join us!

Tuesday October 30th
Wednesday October 31st
Thursday November 1st
Movie Screening
"Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Roundtable Discussion
“Can the ideals of Open Access
withstand the realities of Academia?”
Presentation of the 2018
4:00 - 5:30
11:00 – 2:00 
10:30 – 12:00
Media Centre
MRT 153
Media Centre
MRT 143 and MRT 144
CRX Tinkering Lab
CRX 220
Snacks will be served
Includes light lunch
Coffee & refreshments

Event Details:

Movie Screening - Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Have you tried to access a journal article lately, saw the first few lines, but were asked to pay to see the full text? Come to a free Open Access Week screening of the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship to see what hides behind this costly arrangement and why it needs to change.
More about the movie:

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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Open Access Week Edition

Did you know that barely 18% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women? Come to our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to add open access references and help make content about women more accessible! An introduction to Wikipedia editing led by Constance Crompton and a light lunch are included.

You are encouraged to bring your own device as the room is equipped with a limited number of desktop computers.

If you plan to attend, please sign up for the event by following this link to our registration form:

Drop-in attendees are still welcome!

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Open Access Week Roundtable Discussion

As Open Access Week enters its tenth year, few in the academic and research community question the public benefits of this model of dissemination. Yet, traditional publishing requiring payment in exchange for access to scholarly literature remains the norm despite the adoption of open access policies by various institutions and funding agencies. Can the ideals of open access withstand the realities of academia? Join the conversation as Michelle Schira Hagerman, Natalie Carter and Kyle Conway discuss their experiences of open access.

We will also be presenting the 2018 Open Scholarship Award during this event.

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From left to right Michelle Hagerman, Natalie Carter, Kyle Conway

Michelle Schira Hagerman, Natalie Carter and Kyle Conway

Michelle Schira Hagerman is Assistant Professor of Educational Technologies in the Faculty of Education. Through her research, she studies how young teens learn to construct meanings from and with digital texts. She is the architect of the Faculty of Education's Digital Hub Strategy for Bachelor of Education students, an open web-based portfolio initiative designed to help new teachers acquire foundational digital literacies skills, strategies and mindsets for ethical, connected, professional practice.

Since 2016, Natalie Carter has been the Community Research Lead of the Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices Research project (www.; Environment, Society and Policy Group at uOttawa).  Through this project, she actively engages Inuit and Northerners in documenting culturally significant marine areas, and developing potential management strategies for marine vessel traffic in the Arctic Ocean. Natalie spends about ¼ of her time in Canadian Arctic communities working closely with community organizations, youth, adults, and elders. This includes youth capacity enhancement, project co-construction, and documenting local/Indigenous knowledge.

Kyle Conway is an associate professor of communication. Before coming to the University of Ottawa, he taught for six and a half years at the University of North Dakota, where he was one of the founding directors of the Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, an open-access academic publisher that focuses on the needs of the largely rural state and emphasizes collaboration in the production process. Since then, he has worked with the press to publish a book on the oil boom that took place in western North Dakota from 2008 to 2014, with another forthcoming in 2019.

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