09/11/2013 - Open Access Learning Community

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is partnering with the Center for Teaching Excellence to host Open Access Learning Communities during the Fall 2013 semester. There will be a track for faculty and a track for graduate students.  The sessions will be held from 2:30-3:20 on alternating Wednesdays in room 339 on the 3rd floor of Bizzell Memorial Library. 

For faculty, the community will meet on September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 13 and November 27.

For graduate students,  the community will meet on September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16, November 6 and November 20.

About Open Access

Open access (OA) is a constructive movement seeking to make literature online, free of charge, without most copyright or licensing restrictions. It incorporates traditional concepts of copyright, peer review and preservation, but without the barrier of subscription costs. Recent studies suggest open access increases the impact of published research, and the momentum for open access is growing, particularly within the European Union and the U.S. This learning community is designed to increase OA “literacy” through a series of presentations on several prominent issues within OA.

Discussion Topics

Open access: Karen Rupp-Serrano, presenter
Learn what open access (OA) is, the differences between gold and green OA, the impact of OA, how journals, books and data fit into the OA picture, and what is happening with OA at the national, international, campus and funding agency levels.

Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving: Matt Stock, presenter
Learn where and how to research publisher copyright policies and understand what can be self-archived; learn how to find information on open access journals; learn where and how to find out if an OA publisher is disreputable; learn how to locate research funders’ open access policies

Author rights: Darin Fox and Janet Croft, presenters
Learn what your rights are as an author, how to retain your rights, and strategies for negotiating with publishers.

Open licenses: Christy Kulp, presenter
Learn about the different open license options available to you as an author, what they protect, what they allow, and which you may want to employ.

Altmetrics: Stewart Brower and Molly Strothmann, presenters
Learn more about standard journal citation metrics, such as impact factor and the H-index, and about almetrics, which seek to reflect impact as research and researchers move to the web.

Open educational resources
: Stacy Zemke, presenter
Learn what open educational resources are, why you would want to use them, how they can be used, where to find them, and how CTE and UL can assist you with them.