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Open Access: Open Access Week 2012

Understand open access and Loyola's institutional repository.

Open Access Week Events

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Open Access Week at Loyola University Chicago Libraries
Advancing Knowledge about Scholarly Publishing

Open Access Week Information Table
Monday, October 22nd
11:30 a.m. –  1:00 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons Level One

Learn more about Open Access by stopping by our Information Table. We'll have fun facts, handouts, candy and more.

Graduate Student and Faculty Forum on Publishing, Open Access, and Digital Repositories
Monday, October 22nd
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons Level 4

Graduate students at most universities are encouraged or required to include their dissertations in Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses database and more recently in local digital repositories such as Loyola’s eCommons. Inclusion of dissertations in these types of services is considered beneficial to students and degree granting institutions. Students, recent graduates and newer faculty are encountering new obstacles in academic publishing as a result of the conflict of interest between the goals of the open access movement and those of academic presses. Join representatives from The Graduate School, the Libraries, Proquest, and others for a lively discussion on these issues. Refreshments will be provided.

No RSVP required.  This event is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Loyola University Libraries.

Fourth Annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration
Wednesday, October 24th
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons Level 4

Please join us for the fourth annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration.  There will be a display of faculty publications from 2011 and plenty of refreshments for all.  Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend. 
In 2009, Dean of Libraries Bob Seal began this annual tradition of recognizing and celebrating scholarly works created by Loyola faculty. The initiative was planned to give the faculty an opportunity to be informed about the scholarly, creative, and professional achievements of their colleagues across the University.  We’re looking forward to seeing what the faculty accomplished in 2011!

To RSVP, please e-mail Carol Franklin at by October 18, 2012.

Keynote Address by Dr. Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University Libraries
Copyright and the Academy in Transition: Control, Access, Sharing, and Education
Friday, October 26th
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee and light breakfast to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Klarchek Information Commons Level 4

The academy long has had a complicated relationship with copyright law. Nearly every work we create and use in our teaching and research is in fact protected by copyright, leading to questions about owner rights and good stewardship of our new materials. At the same time, copyrighted works may be utilized within the bounds of fair use and other exceptions built into the copyright statutes. This array of copyright issues is changing as faculty members, librarians, technologists, and others engage in innovative teaching and publishing. The issues are also changing as the law undergoes transition. New court rulings about fair use, and proposals for new statutes require a reexamination of our policies and practices. In the end, creative terms of ownership--Open Access and Creative Commons, for example--may resolve many of the tensions around copyright in the academic setting.

The keynote address will be streamed in CLC 711 on the Water Tower Campus. Coffee and light breakfast is only provided on the Lake Shore Campus.

To RSVP, please e-mail Carol Franklin at by October 18, 2012.

Commonalities:  Faculty Dialogue Series
Copyright in the Classroom
Friday, October 26th
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided.
Klarchek Information Commons Level 4

Join Dr. Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University Libraries, for an informal conversation about how copyright law impacts the ways we teach, what we can share with students, and how we design projects and assignments for our classes. How do we meet some of the challenges posed by copyright in our daily life as teachers? What questions should we be asking our institutions about copyright? What do we need to share with our students? How will the Open Access movement impact these questions? Bring your questions about copyright, fair use, publication agreements, and other issues of interest. 

Space is limited to 25 people on the Lake Shore Campus.  To RSVP, please e-mail Jeannette Pierce at by October 18, 2012. 

This Commonalities discussion will be shared via Adobe Connect in CLC 711 on the Water Tower Campus.  Lunch is only provided on the Lake Shore Campus.

Commonalities is an ongoing dialogue in support of teaching sponsored by Information Technology Services, The Office of Ignatian Pedagogy and The University Libraries.


“It is one of the noblest duties of a university to advance knowledge and to diffuse it, not merely among those who can attend the daily lectures, but far and wide."

Daniel Coit Gilman, First President, Johns Hopkins University


Questions about Open Access Week may be sent to Jeannette Pierce.