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Open Access Week

Get behind Open Access (OA) — the principle that research should be accessible online, for free, immediately after publication — to improve access to research — and make your work as a student / faculty member / researcher easier.

2015 Events for Faculty, Staff, Students 

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Speed Dating

How to Publish in OA Speed Dating Event

Presenters: OA publishers

Want to expand your research dissemination and impact? Join us in the TFDL foyer to talk to campus OA publishers and learn more about OA publishing options and opportunities.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, TFDL Foyer



Panel Presentation

The Benefits of Publishing Open Access Panel

Brian Scrivener, Director UCalgary Press;
Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER);
Tanis Fenton, Adjunct Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences

This panel will focus on tangible benefits derived by scholars practicing OA publication. Brian Scrivener will summarize benefits of OA. A representative of PaCER will discuss how their OA book Grey Matters has transformed the reach of their research network. Tanis Fenton will speak about how OA publication of her research articles has benefited her academic career.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, TFDL 466B Vis Studio



Open Access Authors Fund

Rob Tiessen, Librarian, Collections

Join the 500+ campus authors who have used the Open Access Authors Fund to publish their research in OA journals. Learn more about this fund and criteria to be a successful applicant.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, TFDL 410



Open Data for Research

John Brosz, Coordinator Research Data and Visualization;
Peter Peller, Head Spatial and Numeric Data Services 

Open data can be a valuable resource for researchers in many disciplines. In this session we will review some of the major sources of open data in conjunction with free tools for working with this data. Other topics will be touched on such as the evolution of open data, data use licenses, data citation, and data as research output.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, TFDL 440A