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Open Access Week 2016


2016 Princeton University Open Access Week Events

Open Access Information Table

Come talk to librarians and find out how open access benefits you. 

Monday, October 24th @ Frist Campus Center from 11-1

Tuesday, October 25th @ Firestone Library from 11-1

Thursday, October 27th @ Frick Chemistry Laboratory from 11-1


Open Access Brown Bag: Open Access, Copyright, and Repositories

This Event is for librarians and their faculty guest 

When: Wednesday, Oct. 26th from 12:00 - 1:00

Where: Firestone Library, A-Floor Electronic Classroom (A-6-F) 

Speaker: Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University Library

A robust open access policy often has perceived challenges from ancillary topics such as copyright, contracts, and licensing. There are many subtle areas where confusion, myth, and misinformation can prevent a library (and/or an open access policy) from fulfilling their core mission. Some of this misinformation is based on myths surrounding copyright and open access, some is based on differences in the legal systems (UK and US law, for example), and some are language based - the language of the law, the language of libraries, and the language of the publishers. This brown bag session will review some of these issues, give an overview of copyright's interaction with an open access policy, compare US and UK Laws surrounding open access, and look to find solutions through audience participation and interaction.       


Faculty Panel on Open Access: What Open Access Means to Me

When: Thursday, October 27th, 3:00-4:30  

Where: Firestone Library, A-Floor Electronic Classroom (A-6-F)


Andrew Appel, Professor of Computer Science

Clancy Rowley, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Matthew Salganik, Professor of Sociology 

The panel will share their perspective on open access and discuss the opportunities and challenges that it is making to their research.