Celebrate Open Access week with University Libraries

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Calling all Researchers!!!  Celebrate Open Access week with University Libraries from October 22 through October 26.

According to Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge to users, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. There are OA journals that perform peer review and OA archives and repositories that simply make their contents freely available to the world. Learn more about OA efforts through these opportunities.

 Tuesday, October 23

 Wednesday, October 24

  • Free webinar viewing & discussion
  • “Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got to Do with It?” with Kenneth Crews
  • Kenneth D. Crews has specialized for more than 25 years in copyright issues as they relate to education, libraries and research. He directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School. Dr. Crews has been a professor of law, library science and business and held a named professorship in law at Indiana University. At IU he established the first office in the country specifically addressing copyright policy issues at universities. Numerous colleges and universities have called upon his services, as have the U.S. State Department and the World Intellectual Property Organization. He was the first recipient of ALA’s L. Ray Patterson Award.
  • Pallister Conference Room, Wm. T. Jerome Library
  • 2:30-4:00

Take some time to explore our Guide on Open Access and related scholarly communications issues at http://libguides.bgsu.edu/schol_comm

Questions? Contact Colleen Boff, Associate Dean of University Libraries (cboff@bgsu.edu / 372-7899)

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