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Open Access Week 2012 @ IUB


The IU Libraries are sponsoring a series of Open Access Week events, October 22-28. Open Access is a movement to make digital research materials available free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA scholarly articles have been proven to have a citation advantage to literature that appears in subscription journals.


To celebrate Open Access Week, the IUB Libraries and GPSO are hosting events for researchers and graduate students, including:


Making Your Research Open Access

Monday, October 22, 12 PM - 1 PM , Wells Library E174

Monday, October 22, 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Wells Library/SLIS LI-030 (Grad Students)

For researchers interested in learning more about Open Access basics and IU’s copyright consultation, OA journal publishing, and institutional repository services. Led by Jennifer Laherty, head of IUScholarWorks, and Nazareth Pantaloni, Visiting Librarian for Copyright and Administration. Register by October 15 at


SSRN 101

Tuesday, October 23, 1PM – 2 PM, Wells Library E-174 (Grad students)

Become a power user of the Social Science Research Network, the premiere Open Access repository for Business, Law, and social science scholarship at this workshop led by Christina Sheley, Business/SPEA Library Head. Register by October 15 at


Open Data Visualizations for the Sciences and Humanities

Wednesday, October 24, 12 PM - 1 PM, IQ Wall, 1st Floor (East Tower)

Discover how to repurpose open data into visualizations that tell us more about our world. Featuring researchers from the Advanced Visualization Lab (Informatics), the Polly Lab (Geological Sciences), the Cyberinfrastructure of Network Science Center (SLIS), the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project (SLIS), and the Digital Library Program. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.


Brown Bag Discussion: Real Experiences with Open Access

Thursday, October 25, 12 PM – 1 PM, Wells Library LI-043 (Grad students)

How does Open Access really affect the research and publishing process? What are the pros and cons of Open Access? Join your colleagues and professors for an informal discussion and Q&A session. Register by October 15 at


Complying with the NIH Public Access Mandate

Friday, October 26, 12 PM - 1 PM, Wells Library E174Learn more about how to comply with the 2008 National Institutes of Health mandate on making published research Open Access. Register by October 15 at