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McIntyre Library to host Open Access Week activities

RELEASED: Oct. 13, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — McIntyre Library will host a series of presentations and discussions during Open Access Week Oct. 24-28 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend the free events.

By signing an Open Access Declaration, McIntyre Library joined other academic libraries around the world in making more resources available to students and researchers.

Open access expands access to scholarly information by making research available through online repositories such as arXiv and PubMed Central, as well as institutional repositories like Minds@UW, a digital collection of UW System research and scholarship. Through the Open Access Declaration, McIntyre Library faculty committed to depositing their scholarship in Minds@UW or other appropriate repositories.

Many publishers allow authors to submit a preprint to an institutional or subject repository. Authors often can negotiate an agreement to make a version of their publication freely available in institutional repositories like Minds@UW or on their faculty webpage.

The Open Access Week events are an effort to build awareness at UW-Eau Claire about the implications of open access for scholarship and higher education.

A kick-off reception for Open Access Week will run from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the breezeway on the second floor of the McIntyre Library.

Additional Open Access Week events are as follows:

  • Oct. 26 — "Fair Use in the Classroom" panel discussion. Presented by: Hans Kishel, research and instruction librarian, and John Pollitz, director of McIntyre Library. CETL, Old Library, 1-2 p.m.
  • Oct. 27 — "Know Your Rights: Publishing and Author Agreements." ORSP Grants Educational Series Program. Presented by Stephanie Wical, periodicals and electronic resources librarian, and Greg Kocken, head of special collections and archives. CETL, Old Library 1142, 12-1 p.m.

For more information about Open Access Week events, contact Robin Miller at 715-836-3132 or millerob@uwec.edu.

For more information about McIntyre Library's involvement in open access, go to uwec.edu/newsreleases/11/sept/0901LibraryOpenAccess.htm.

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