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Open Access: Open Access Week 2013

Understand open access and Loyola's institutional repository.

Open Access Week Calendar of Events

Click below to download a PDF of the week's schedule of events.

Open Access Week Events

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Open Access Week is an opportunity for the Loyola community to talk about what is happening in the world of scholarship and research and how publication norms are affected by open access.  “Open Access” is defined as “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed.”  Open access is transformative in its influence, not just for those of us working in academia, but also for any profession that works with information and disseminates it through publication.  Medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole, all are regularly affected by the life cycle of scholarly research.  The academic library is a natural place for students and faculty to discuss open access, share concerns, and identify best practices.  We invite you to join us for any of the following events, and encourage you to bring your experiences and your questions.

Monday, October 21, 10 a.m. (coffee at 9:30 a.m.)

The Move to Openness: An Intellectual Shift for Our Time, a talk by Clifford Lynch

IC 4th floor

For his keynote address, Clifford will address open access, its impact on academic institutions and how the broader intellectual shift is affecting not only academic institutions, but all areas of research.  What will the future of research look like?  RSVP to is appreciated.

Tuesday, October 22, 4 – 6 p.m.

5th Annual Celebration of Loyola Faculty Scholarship Reception

IC 4th floor

The annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship is a showcase for the impressive research and publications of the Loyola faculty.  It’s also a very nice party!  This year will feature faculty work from 2012.

Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 p.m.

Magdziarz Quiet Reading Room, IC Rm. 317

Copyright & Creators: How to Present, Transform, and Share Your Work, a flash seminar with James Conley

How do you find media content appropriate to use your presentations?  How should you attribute work when using others' materials?   How can you license your work using a Creative Commons License?  Join James, your Media Services Librarian, and find out.

Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.

RiP!: A Remix Manifesto

IC 4th floor

Brett Gaylor created this “open source documentary” which includes famous sample musician Girl Talk and the collaborative remix work of hundreds of artists.  This exploration of creative sampling is interspersed with philosophical discussion about copyright, creativity and the importance of making your work accessible to the world!

Friday, October 25, 10 a.m. (coffee at 9:30 a.m.)

Writing and Consequence, a talk by William Germano

IC 4th floor

Bill Germano is Professor of English literature and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union.  His works include Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (2nd ed, 2008) and From Dissertation to Book (2nd ed., 2013), both from the University of Chicago Press.  Book signing will be included.  RSVP to is appreciated.

Monday, October 21 Friday, October 25

Open Access Week Information Table

IC 1st floor
Learn more about Open Access by stopping by our Information Table. We'll have fun facts, handouts, candy and more.

Questions about Open Access Week may be sent to Fred Barnhart.