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Open Access Week 2018

A complete listing of events and information for Open Access Week 2018 at Princeton University

2018 OA Week Events

2018 Princeton University Library Open Access Week Events

ACRL Research Data Management Workshop

        Date: October 23rd, Tuesday Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm 

        Location: Multipurpose Room C (A floor), Frist Campus Center, Princeton University

         More information is here

Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Date: October 24th, Wednesday Time: 12pm-2pm Location: Room A-6-F, Firestone Library

Please Join the Princeton University Library at a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

We are thrilled to be joined by the director and producer himself to lead a lively and informative discussion following the screening of his film.

So save the date and join us for this exciting event! Refreshment will be served.

Panel on Open Educational Resources, Student Learning, and Social Justice

Date: October 26th, Friday Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Location: Room A-6-F, Firestone Library


Bonnie Fong, Physical Sciences Librarian and Head, Emerging Technologies, Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark; Vee Herrington, Adjunct Associate Professor and OER Librarian, City University of New York/John Jay College; Maria Jerskey , Professor, Education and Language Acquisition, and Director, Literacy Brokers Program, City University of New York/LaGCC; Hunter Johnson, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, City University of New York/John Jay College; Ian McDermott, Instruction Librarian, Library Department, City University of New York/LaGCC

Please join us for a panel discussion on open educational resources (OER), student learning, and social justice. A panel of two teaching faculty and three academic librarians will describe their experiences with adopting, assessing, and providing access to open educational resources at the City University of New York and Rutgers University. The discussion will encompass the topics of classroom adoption, student engagement, institutional support, structural questions, and social justice issues surrounding open educational resources. From using open source course management software to organizing OER workshops for faculty, the OER panelists will provide perspective on the benefits and challenges of OER, based upon their own professional experiences.

Open Access Week Information Booth

         Dates: October 22nd - 26th    Time: 11am-3pm

         Locations: Firestone Library, Stokes Library, Lewis Science Library, and Engineering Library

Please visit an Open Access Week Information Booth at one of the libraries above to pick up a brochure or a bookmark and learn more about open access, open access resources in your subject, and how open access benefits you. If you have questions to ask or stories to share about open access, please contact the Scholarly Communications Office at