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Open Access Week

Celebrate Open Access Week!

Geneseo events

Open Access Week is an annual event that strives to educate researchers at all levels about open access, showcasing Open Access tools and resources. International Open Access Week 2021 will be held October 25-31, with the theme "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.” This year’s events are in-person, though many additional, virtual events are held through other institutions.

Events for this week:

  • Monday, October 25, through Sunday, October 31— Populate KnightScholar! Send articles to the KnightScholar Team, who will upload it to KnightScholar for you. Form is located here.

  • Tuesday, October 26, 4:30 p.m.— Geneseo Authors Celebration. Our annual celebration of scholarship and creative expression will be held in the Fireside Lounge (MacVittie 355), with an online presence, too: 

  • Thursday, October 28, 12:00 noon— Myths of Open Access. Join Jonathan Grunert, Scholarly Communications Librarian and CDL Affiliate, in a conversation around open access, accessibility, and justice. Bring an article with you to upload to KnightScholar. (South Hall 347)

  • Thursday, October 28, 3:00 p.m.KnightScholar upload workshop. Need help uploading an article to KnightScholar? Unsure what version you can upload? Get help here, in the CDL space. (South Hall 347)

  • Friday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.KnightScholar upload workshop. Need help uploading an article to KnightScholar? Unsure what version you can upload? Get help here, in the Fraser Hall Library. (Fraser Hall 203A)

Keep an eye on International Open Access Week for additional events.

Regional (New York State) events

University of Rochester

Open Access Week 2021: Preprints Edition (Oct 25-28)

The open availability of preprints -- scholarly non-peer-reviewed author manuscripts submitted for publication -- is changing the research culture in many disciplines and raising questions around impact, assessment and science communication.

Join the library and a group of faculty experts for a series of events to learn more about preprints and the chance to ask questions. Click here for full descriptions and registration information.

  • The New Open Access Ecosystem: Finding your Niche (MonOct 25, 4 PM) - Overview of the open access (OA) movement and how it is transforming academic publishing.
  • Introduction to Preprints (Tues, Oct 26, 10 AM) - Learn more about preprints, the key pros and cons and where to deposit them.
  • Free Your Paper (Tues, Oct 26, 11 AM)  - Interested in sharing your publications openly with the world? Let us check the options for you.
  • Preprints in Science: Friend or Foe?  (Wed, Oct 27, 4 PM) - Join us for a faculty panel with UR researchers who have shared their work on well-established preprint servers. Learn from the experts how to take advantage of them and to avoid potential pitfalls. Panelists: Alex Iosevich (Mathematics), Amanda Larracuente (Biology), Dongmei Li (URMC) & Andrew White (Chemical Engineering).
  • Reproducible Code and Research Workflows (Thurs, Oct 28, 10 AM) - Learn tips and tricks to make your code more readable and easy to share, allowing experts to reproduce the results and enhance credibility.
  • Free Your Paper (Thurs, Oct 28, 11 AM) - Interested in sharing your publications openly with the world? Let us check the options for you.

Adelphi University

Can We Reimagine FAIR for Building Communities in Open Science?
Dr. Malvika Sharan of the Alan Turing Institute
Monday, October 25, 10am on Zoom
Different stakeholders in research contribute to open science communities with a shared mission of making scientific knowledge freely available for public access. However, most of these communities operate independently of other initiatives, either lacking the capacity to build meaningful collaboration or competing for limited resources. This often results in scientific outputs that most users can find, but not access, build upon or reuse in their local contexts. In this talk, I invite you to reimagine if FAIR guiding principles can be applied for building and supporting open science communities. Can this practice be extended for cross-community collaboration, knowledge exchange and sharing resources? I will discuss how intentional connections between community-led efforts benefit the larger open science ecosystem by enabling sustainable development, maintenance and reuse of community resources. Bringing examples from my work in The Turing WayOpen Life Science and other initiatives, I will further highlight the irreplaceable importance of 'people in open infrastructure' - those who facilitate FAIRness through inclusive approaches in open science communities.

OA Publishing Across Disciplines
Tuesday, October 26, 10am on Zoom
Why do scholars in different disciplines choose to publish their work Open Access and what is the process like? Join us for a discussion of these and related questions with four Adelphi University faculty members: Dr. Dominic Fareri from Psychology, Dr. Carl Giuffre from Mathematics, Dr. Alexander Heyl from Biology, and Dr. Melissa Randazzo from Communication Sciences and Disorders. Each recently published their work openly with the help of the APC fund run by the University Libraries and Provost's Office. We will talk about their experience, what they learned, and what advice they have for colleagues interested in also publishing their scholarship Open Access.

Funding OA Book Publishing: New Initiatives at Cambridge, Michigan, and MIT
Thursday, October 28, 10am on Zoom
Finding sustainable ways to fund open access scholarly book publishing is not easy. Over the last few years, university presses have been experimenting with different business models which would enable them to publish monographs without charging authors thousands of dollars in processing charges. This panel brings together representatives from three well known university presses which have each launched such an innovative initiative. While each of the three models has its own unique features, they share the strategy of utilizing library collection budgets to fund OA book publishing. Please join us to learn more about them and the future of openly published scholarly monographs. Joining us will be Jennifer Canela, Library Partnerships & Sales Associate at The MIT Press, Matthew Day, Head of Open Research Policy & Partnerships at Cambridge University Press, and Kristen Twardowski, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Outreach at the University of Michigan Press.

A Modern Take on Research Communication
Jennifer Gibson of Dryad
Friday, October 29, 10am on Zoom
What if we could start all over again? Knowing what we know now, about the needs for research and the opportunities to improve the human condition, about the power of the Internet, and about the importance of the global village, what would we want publishing to look like? How would we use instant online sharing? How would we tap into experts in other corners of the globe? How would we design a system that truly accelerates discovery for the benefit of everyone? This talk will offer a modern take on research communication and publishing, and aims to inspire the Adelphi campus community to take just a few actions to help us get there.

New York University

Join NYU Libraries and Steinhardt for a panel discussion on "Copyright in the Age of Remoteness" on Oct. 28 at noon ET, in honor of Open Access Week 2021. 
Free and open to the public. Find out more and register online: Copyright in the Age of Remoteness.


Online events