October 20 – 26, 2014, International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned about its potential with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year, Princeton will participate in Open Access Week for the first time by offering these two events for librarians and library staff:
Group viewing of the SPARC/World Bank 2014 Open Access Week Kick-Off Event
When: Monday, Oct. 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Where: Firestone Staff Lounge
SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014. The broadcasted program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open Access and explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. Join us watching this event virtually together with complementary popcorn!
Open Access Information Table
When: Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, October 21, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Frist Campus Center
Come talk to us and find out more about open access and how it impacts you. Also, don't miss our exciting giveaways!
Panel Discussion: Moving towards an open access future: the role of academic libraries
When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Carl Fields Center, Room 104
· Laura Mullen, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Rutgers University (Laura's presentation slides below)
· Mark Newton, Production Manager, Center for Digital Scholarship, Columbia University (Mark's presentation slides below)
· Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, City University of New York (Jill's presentation slides below)
The panel will discuss scholarly communication issues, how open access can help solve these issues, and key roles librarians can play in reshaping the future of open access. Speakers will share their efforts supporting open access in their library and campus-wide. A brief discussion with the audience will follow the panel presentation. Refreshments will be provided.