UCI Libraries Open Access Week

UCI Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018!

"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research." (SPARC)


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Choosing Pathways to Open Access – Panel Discussion

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Langson Library 570


Panel members:

John Renaud (UC Irvine, AUL for Research Resources)

Mitchell Brown (UC Irvine, Scholarly Communication Coordinator)

A Panel discussion on economic models for scholarly publishing. There will be deliberations about redirecting funding toward sustainable open access publishing, a framework addressed in the 2018 Pathways to Open Access toolkit and the in-person event at UC Berkeley on October 16-17. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are encouraged.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Drop-in sessions: selection of teaching modules from Data Science and Scholarly Communications

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Langson Library 229

These sessions demonstrate services and training available from the library's Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department. There will be multiple stations to present services and supporting teaching material for a variety of topics for graduate students and interested campus members who may want to know a little about a topic before committing to a class (e.g., Software Carpentry) or longer sessions. DSS staff members will have laptops to demonstrate resources and help researchers signing up for ORCID.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Paywall: the Business of Scholarship

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Langson Library 570


There will be showing of a new documentary that examines the world of academic publishing and the pathways to open-access publishing to address accessible research. The movie will be available for streaming or download in September and can be viewed following the event. There will be a brief introduction about Paywalls, viewing the movie, followed by discussion. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are encouraged.


Open Access Publishing with Eileen Joy, Punctum Books

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Humanities Gateway 1010

Event details: https://bit.ly/2NZGaH8

Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication


Punctum Books and ScholarLed: Open Access Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Eileen Joy and Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei, Co-Directors, Punctum Books

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Langson Library 570

While not all researchers within the UC system are fully aware of recent developments within the landscape of Open Access publishing, major movements are more than already afoot within the UK and Europe, including the recently-announced Plan S, which will require all research supported by European funding bodies to be published in open-access form by 2020. Within the US, the University of California is leading the edge of large-scale transformations in scholarly communications, with mandates around Open Access issued in 2013 and 2015 (by the Academic Senate as well as the Office of the President), and more recently, with the publication of the "Pathways to OA" toolkit (see HERE) as well as the "Choosing Pathways to OA" Working Forum being convened at UC Berkeley this October "to make Open Access a Reality in North America" (see HERE). As part of the experimentation around Open Access being fostered and encouraged within the UC system at this time, punctum books is entering into a 2-year pilot partnership with UC Santa Barbara Library around open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences and has also joined forces with Open Access presses in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands to form ScholarLed (@ScholarLed on Twitter), a new consortium of Open Access book publishers that aims to create an ecosystem for open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences that is not-for-profit, community-driven, and led by academic researchers (as opposed to for-profit, commercial-conglomerate publishers such as SpringerNature, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and even legacy university presses which, increasingly, focus more on the bottom line than on the needs of researcher communities). In this talk, Eileen and Vincent will share their vision of the future of community-driven, scholar-led, library-based Open Access book publishing, as well as share their experiences working with UCSB Library to foster more horizontal publisher-library relationships around open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as to engage the student community through library-based OA publishing lab and internships.

Contact libdss@uci.edu for questions or suggestions