Open Access Week highlights projects, research, and policies at U-M that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research online. The University of Michigan is celebrating Open Access Week (October 21-27, 2013) with a series of presentations at the University Library. All are free.
Monday, October 21
- Open Access Essentials Melissa Levine, lead copyright officer in the Library’s Copyright Office, talks about what open access means to academics and how copyright relates to it. 10:00-11:00 am 206 Hatcher Graduate Library
- Opening keynote: Existential Detectives Brandon Weiner from Creative Rights examines the practical and existential obstacles encountered when implementing open access projects. 4:00-5:30 pm 100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Wednesday, October 23
- Q&A: Open access for the sciences & humanities Open access experts answer your questions during this informal Q&A; drop in and ask. Where can I submit my article? How can can I promote my published work? 1:00-3:00 pm Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
- Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Improve Wikipedia content relating to the library’s collections. Both experienced and new editors are welcome, including faculty, staff, and students. Please register. 4:00-6:00 pm 100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab
Thursday, October 24
- Lightning Talks Four talks highlight projects and activities across campus that manifest the principles and practices of open access. 1:00-2:00 pm 2160 Shapiro Screening Room
- Publish or Perish Jasna Markovac, senior advisor for publishing in the Medical School, leads a workshop that gives information, guidance, and support to medical school faculty to help them decide where, when, and how to publish their research. 7:30-9:00 am Seminar Rooms, Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Friday, October 25
- Closing keynote: Redefining Impact Mike Buschman, co-founder of Plum Analytics, reflects on two years of experience collecting, analyzing, and visualizing alternative metrics that measure academic research. 10:00-11:30 am 100 Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
More information is available here.