Join us as we celebrate Open Access Week — a global event in it’s eighth year.
What is “Open Access”? It’s the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. (This is from the About page of OpenAccessWeek.org.)
Clemson Libraries’ Head of Digital Scholarship, Andrew Wesolek wants to help you learn more about retaining the rights to your research and how open access materials can benefit you. As a student, have you ever spent hours online researching the perfect journal article, only to be forced to pay $29.99 to read it? As a faculty member, do you ever wonder if your research could reach a wider audience if it was available to researchers around the world that don’t have access to expensive journal subscriptions?
Open Access (research that is available free to read online) is the answer!
Join the libraries for a series of events explaining how you can help increase access to research and increase the impact of your work through new modes of publication.
Open Access 101: Join Andrew Wesolek at 2:30 on October 20th in the Library’s Digital Resources Lab to learn some of the fundamentals of Open Access: both its potentials and pitfalls. Also, learn about the services Clemson Libraries provides to help you expand the reach of your research
Generation Open: SPARC and the World Bank kick off Open Access this year with a webinar focused on newly minted and early career researchers. Join us in the Library’s Digital Resources Lab at 3:00 on October 20th to learn more about how changes in scholarly publishing are affecting researchers
SHARE, CHORUS, and Open Access: What you need to know: Did you know that the federal government mandated that published articles describing research funded by more federal funding agencies must be made openly available within 12 months of publication? This Choice/ARL webinar will explore this changing legislative landscape as well as some new developments designed to meet these new federal requirements. The webinar will be broadcast in Library 309 at 1:00 on October 21st.
Open Access: A Researcher’s View: This ASERL sponsored webinar featuring Erin McKiernan will be broadcast in Lib 204 at 9:30 on Wednesday October 22nd. Erin received her PhD. From the University of Arizona and currently holds a position in experimental and theoretical neuroscience at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Xochitepe, Morelos, Mexico. The presentation will focus on the differences in access to scholarly literature between the US and Mexico, which started her on her current path of open access advocate.
Maximize YOUR Impact!: Learn to Navigate the Publication Process and Know Your Rights. New faculty face tremendous pressure to publish their research and demonstrate its impact. A mounting body of evidence continues to suggest that making one’s work open access, either through open access journals, or by sharing a version of your work in an institutional repository, increases its impact. But, do you retain adequate rights to increase the impact of your work through open dissemination? Our Head of Digital Scholarship will discuss the benefits of depositing your work in an institutional repository and methods for securing your rights to your research when publishing through traditional journals. (Offered via Clemson Graduate School Professional Development)
Read more about digital scholarship and open access at our Scholarly Communication and Author’s Rights research guide or contact Andrew Wesolek at 656-0317 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.