As part of Open Access Week, a global event in its sixth year, the Libraries are hosting a series of events relevant to open access, copyright and fair use, data sharing, electronic theses and dissertations, and sustainability from Oct. 22-26.
The events begin Oct. 22 with “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls,” a panel discussion via webcast, on the 26th floor of the Du Bois Library from 4-5:30 p.m.
Laura Quilter, copyright and information policy librarian, will present “Copyright & Fair Use,” on Oct. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. on the 26th floor of the Du Bois Library. The session will provide an overview of copyright issues for faculty and researchers. Special attention will be given to both questions and problems with using others’ work -- relying on fair use, and asking for permission if it’s not a fair use, and the best ways to manage one’s own copyrights and licenses. A reception follows the program to welcome Quilter to the campus.
An EZID workshop is scheduled for Oct. 23 from 4-5 p.m. on the 26th floor of the Library. EZID makes it simple for researchers and others to obtain and manage long-term identifiers (DOIs and ARKs) for their digital content. This workshop will cover why data citation and long-term identifiers are important to researchers, how EZID can provide an easy solution and how to get started.
On Oct. 24, a session on “Open Access, Copyright, and Fair Use for Theses and Dissertations” will be presented from 12:30-2 p.m. on the 26th
floor. The program offers an overview for graduate students to learn about the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations. Topics include copyright and fair use as it relates to theses and dissertations. Pizza will be served. RSVP to email@example.com
by Oct. 19.
On the same day, from 3:30-5 p.m., there will be a sustainability workshop on the 26th floor. Topics will include open educational resources that allow faculty to tailor their course material and save students money. The workshop includes a demonstration of the new Campus Sustainability Initiative page on ScholarWorks.
“Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Edit-athon and Workshop,” is scheduled for Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 26th
floor. Sharing Wikimedia’s mission to “empower and engage people around the world to collaboratively collect and develop open educational content, and to disseminate it effectively and globally,”
the Libraries are partnering with local and regional scholars to host a Wikipedia Edit-athon in the Du Bois Library. This Edit-athon event is aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world cultural institutions in Wikipedia, using the expertise of all who attend this event. access sources of information. From 9-10:30 a.m., there will be a workshop for individuals seeking to learn more about how to become a Wikipedia content contributor, including technical aspects of article authorship. For more information, see Wikipedia Loves Libraries International Initiative
The week concludes Oct. 26 with a panel on “Data Sharing in the Humanities” from2:30-3:30 p.m. in 19G Herter Hall. The panel includes three humanities faculty members who will present their perspectives on data and data sharing. The panel will introduce some of the concepts of open access to data, data sharing, and open data as they are manifest in the humanities. The event is open to the campus community.
All events are free and open to the public.