Calling all Researchers!!!
Celebrate Open Access week with University Libraries
October 21-25, 2013
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.
The University Libraries is celebrating Open Access week with the launch of ScholarWorks@BGSU, our new open-access institutional repository. ScholarWoks@BGSU is a website designed to provide open access to the scholarly and creative works of Bowling Green State University students and faculty, from journal articles, honors theses and datasets to open-access journals published at BGSU and the proceedings of conferences hosted here. To see an example of a well-developed institutional repository, visit Purdue University (http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/ ), Grand Valley State University (http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/), or one of dozens of other institutions that are part of the digital commons (http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/institutional-repository-colleges/ ).
Join us for the following events during Open Access Week to learn more about OA opportunities at BGSU as we prepare to launch ScholarWorks@BGSU.
Tuesday, October 22
Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons
A brief introduction to open access as a movement, the history and development of institutional repositories, and the basic values and functionality of bepress Digital Commons and SelectedWorks will be offered.
Introduction to ScholarWorks @BGSU: Where Scholarship Meets Access
The University Libraries’ ScholarWorks@BGSU Team will present a brief overview of the institutional repository at BGSU.
Wednesday, October 23
Presentation: Journals and Conferences in Digital Commons
- Examples of journals and conferences in bepress/Digital Commons
- What to consider before getting started
- Getting a new journal or conference set up: What’s the process?
- Looking at the peer-review workflow on the back end
**All sessions will be held in the Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library.
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 at email@example.com