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Celebrate Open Access Week at the University of Michigan Library, October 21-27, 2013. We’re hosting a series of events that highlight projects, research, and policies at U-M that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research. The U-M Library is committed to supporting Open Access research and scholarly practices by providing publishing support, research support, and education on how U-M faculty, students, and staff can participate in this global movement.

Monday, October 21

Open Access Essentials
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Faculty Exploratory, Room 206
Hatcher Graduate Library
Melissa Levine, lead copyright officer in the Library’s Copyright Office, talks about what open access means to academics and how copyright relates to it. Please register.

Opening Keynote: Existential Detectives
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Gallery, Room 100
Hatcher Graduate Library
Brandon Weiner from Creative Rights examines the practical and existential obstacles encountered when implementing open access projects.

Wednesday, October 23

Q&A: Open access for the sciences & humanities
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Bert’s Lounge (Lobby)
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Open access experts answer your questions during this informal Q&A; drop in and ask. Where can I submit my article? How can I promote my published work?

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Gallery Lab, Room 100
Hatcher Graduate Library
Improve Wikipedia content relating to the library’s collections. Both experienced and new editors are welcome, including faculty, staff, and students. Please register.

Thursday, October 24

Publish or Perish
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Seminar Rooms
Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Jasna Markovac, senior advisor for publishing in the Medical School, leads a workshop that gives information, guidance, and support to medical school faculty to help them decide where, when, and how to publish their research. Please register.

Lightning Talks: Open Access Projects Across Campus
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Screening Room, Room 2160
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Four talks highlight projects and activities across campus that manifest the principles and practices of open access.

Friday, October 25

Closing Keynote: Redefining Impact
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Gallery, Room 100
Hatcher Graduate Library
Mike Buschman, co-founder of Plum Analytics, reflects on two years of experience collecting, analyzing, and visualizing alternative metrics that measure academic research.


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