Join Us in Celebrating Open Access Week

Open Access Week starts Oct. 25 and is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Join us for special events and activities related to Open Access.

CELT Workshop: Open Educational Resources - A Success Story for Teaching and Learning

Friday, October 22, 12:15-1:15 pm via Zoom
Using OER helps keep course materials affordable. The SUNY OER initiative provides opportunities to customize and leverage resources. Attend this session to hear examples of how OER is being used to enrich learning and teaching at Brockport and how you can get involved. OER champions, as well as first-time adopters, are especially welcome!

Presenters: M. J. Orzech, J. Zhang, M. A. Donovan

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Back to Basics: Demystifying Scholarly Communications

Monday, October 25, 12:00-12:45 pm via Zoom

Have you ever wondered what exactly scholarly communications entails? And where does open access fit in? Register for this crash course and join us as we get back to basics, presented by Jackie Radebaugh, Electronic Resources Librarian at Florida International University.

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1st Century Scholarship: Intro to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Examples from the Field

Wednesday, October 27, 1–2:30 pm via Zoom (from RIT)

Learn how other institutions are using OER at this virtual discussion with Mark McBride, Library Senior Strategist at SUNY System Administration and co-founder of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo. Over the last 5 years, OER Services has helped SUNY students save nearly $70 million in traditional textbook costs, while also contributing to the expansion of faculty development programming. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Kaitlin Stack Whitney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the College of Liberal Arts at RIT.

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Open Access Publishing Panel

Friday, October 29, 10 - 11:30 am via Zoom

In celebration of Open Access Week 2021, the UB Libraries and SUNY’s Office of Library Information Services are pleased to announce a panel discussion on open access publishing. The moderator will be Danielle Cooper from Ithaka S&R. Panelists will be Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik (SUNY Provost-in-Charge), Evviva Weinraub Lajoie (Associate Vice Provost for UB Libraries), Diana Aga (Henry M. Woodburn Chair, UB Department of Chemistry), Jeff Good (Chair, UB Department of Linguistics), and Gemma Hersh (VP Open Science, Elsevier). Panelists will discuss their experiences with open access publishing, their perspectives on the benefits and challenges, and their views on the future of open access publishing and research.

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Added Bonus Events

We invite you to play “The Open Access Game” on the game bookshelf, Drake Library main floor.

And stay tuned for an open access question during Drake Quest, an online scavenger hunt, starting Nov. 1

October 19, 2021