Open Access Week 2018

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.
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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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