Open Access Week 2022 Events at McMaster Library

Open Access Week 2022 Events at McMaster Library

Open Access Week celebrates the rise of open access academia and champions barrier-free access to research. To celebrate the seismic shift in scholarship brought about by the Open Access movement, McMaster Library is hosting a series of events during #OpenAccessWeek2022.

Join us for four virtual events on open access publishing, sharing your research data, increasing your research impact through OA, and examining the way OA is changing the academic landscape.

Learn more about each event with this handy guide:

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Navigating the World of Open Access Publishing

Virtual Event on Tuesday October 25, 2022 | 11am-12pm
Presented by Laura Banfield and Jo-Anne Petropoulos, Librarians, Health Sciences Library

This session will provide an overview of Open Access (OA) publishing and offer practical advice for identifying open access journals relevant to your research. “Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Suber, 2015). Join us to discuss how this definition applies to your research.

Objectives:

  • Learn about tools to help you identify, select, and evaluate these journals,
  • Identify useful factors to consider when selecting an OA journal, and
  • Select the right OA journal for your subject area

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Best Practices for Managing Data in your Research

Virtual Event on Wednesday October 26, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am
Presented by Danica Evering and Isaac Pratt, Research Data Management Specialists

In this introductory workshop, learn about research data management best practices and how investing a small amount of time in organizing your data now can save you a lot of time and prevent future headaches. We will go over best practices for data planning, storage, organization, preservation, and sharing.

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Open For Impact: Increasing Research Impact Through Open Access Publishing

Virtual Event on Thursday October 27, 2022 | 10-11am
Presented by Jack Young, Librarian, Health Sciences Library

This online session will explore the effect that open access publishing has on various measures of research impact and provide practical recommendations for increasing the impact of your own research by adopting open practices. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of Open Access publishing on citation and attention rates in various research fields.
  • Learn how the library’s resources and services can help you understand research impact.
  • Leverage Open Access workflows to increase the impact of your own research. 

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Open Everything! A Panel on the Whats, Hows, and Ifs of Open Scholarship

Virtual Event on Thursday October 27, 2022 | 1:30-3:30pm
Presented by Jay Brodeur (Head of Digital Scholarship Services and Administrative Director of the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship) and Jeffrey Demaine (Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian).

The shift towards ‘openness’ has been undeniable and accelerating within the academic landscape over the past decade. From open-source software, to open data, methods, and identifiers, to open access publishing and educational resources, more and more of the scholarly ecosystem can be discovered, reused, remixed, and connected in novel ways. Join us for this panel discussion, where we explain and connect the components of open scholarship while reflecting on the gaps, limitations, and disclaimers of an ‘open everything.’

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If you have any questions about these events, contact SCDS Coordinator Veronica Litt at littvs@mcmaster.ca. We hope to see you during #OpenAccessWeek2022.

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