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Join SFU Library For Open Access Week Events

The Simon Fraser University Library is pleased to present the following events as part of Open Access Week 2010, October 18 – 24. This week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research.

Student leadership in the open access movement
Should textbooks and other scholarly works be free and openly accessible to all? Five local student leaders in the open access movement will present an overview of OA & why it matters – especially for students who publish, and how student leaders are creating change. There will be lots of time for discussion, so bring your questions – or share your own leadership initiatives in this area.
Speakers: Heather Morrison, Marcos Moldes & James MacGregor (SFU), Goldis Chami & Gordana Panic (UBC)
Date / Time: Monday October 18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, WAC Bennett Library Room 2020 with video conferencing available to SFU Vancouver (Room 1505) and SFU Surrey (Room 3595)
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Please register by email to library@sfu.ca and indicate location (BBY, VCR, SUR)
Refreshments will be served at the Burnaby Campus.

Author rights: retain your copyright
Your article has been accepted for publication and as a final step you must sign and submit the publisher’s copyright transfer agreement. By signing this agreement, publishers can obtain exclusive rights to the article preventing you from legally repurposing it, using it in teaching, archiving the article on a personal website or in SFU’s institutional repository. Join librarians Nicole Gjertsen and Shane Plante to explore ways to retain your copyright, including methods you can use to amend license agreements to retain key rights to your work.
Speakers: Nicole Gjertsen and Shane Plante (SFU Library)
Date / Time: Tuesday October 19, 11am – 12noon
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre Room 114 with video conferencing available to SFU Vancouver (HC 1500)
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Please register by email to library@sfu.ca and indicate location (BBY, VCR)
Refreshments will be served at Halpern Centre.

Copyright in Canada: Bill C-32, fair dealing, and you
Bill C-32 to reform Canada’s copyright legislation.
Speakers: Paul Whitney (Vancouver Public Library), Meera Nair (SFU), Rowly Lorimer (SFU)
Date / Time: Tuesday October 19, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre Room 126 with video conferencing available to SFU Vancouver (HC 1415) & SFU Surrey (Room 3595)
Cost: FREE – drop in.
Refreshments will be served at Halpern Centre.

Author rights: retain your copyright (repeat of Tuesday’s session)
Your article has been accepted for publication and as a final step you must sign and submit the publisher’s copyright transfer agreement. By signing this agreement, publishers can obtain exclusive rights to the article preventing you from legally repurposing it, using it in teaching, archiving the article on a personal website or in SFU’s institutional repository. Join librarians Nicole Gjertsen and Shane Plante to explore ways to retain your copyright, including methods you can use to amend license agreements to retain key rights to your work.
Speakers: Nicole Gjertsen and Shane Plante (SFU Library)
Date / Time: Wednesday October 20, 11am – 12noon
Location: SFU Surrey Campus, Room 3595
Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Please register by email to library@sfu.ca

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Critical Theory of Open in the Digital Era: Sous les pavés, la plage
Stepping for a moment beyond the open access question of the right to free online journal articles, Andrew Feenberg and John Willinsky will explore, in dialogue, issues surrounding the larger concept and spirit of open, as it tends to infuse seemingly utopian Internet developments, while drawing on their shared interest in the Critical Theory traditions of the last century.
Speakers: John Willinsky (Stanford University) and Andrew Feenberg (SFU)
Date / Time: Thursday October 21, 11am to 12:30pm
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, WAC Bennett Library Room 2020 with webcasting available (click here)
Cost: FREE, but registration required for in-person attendance. Please register by email to library@sfu.ca

The Case for Open Data and eScience – Establishing a University Data Management Program at Johns Hopkins
Faculty at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) associated with community-wide eScience projects identified data curation as one of the most important repository-related services. In response, Johns Hopkins University established a university data management program and a service model to support data curation as part of an evolving cyberinfrastructure featuring open, modular components. Sayeed Choudhury will discuss these developments at JHU and how these developments support the case for open data and the longer term vision for data management.
Sponsored by the BC Research Libraries Group.
Speaker: Sayeed Choudhry (Johns Hopkins University)
Date / Time: Friday October 22, 9:30am – 11am
Location: presentation from UBC – webcast available (click here)*; group viewing at WAC Bennett Library, Room 7200 for those who wish – drop-in

*Webcast viewing note for this session: Safari and Firefox browser users may be prompted to install Silverlight (like Flash). This is a free installation, done once only and takes 15 seconds. Please follow the prompts to complete.

And look for our display and handouts on Open Access in the lobby of the WAC Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby Campus), October 18 – 24.

For more information, please contact:
Gwen Bird, Associate University Librarian
gbird@sfu.ca
778.782.3263

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