2014 Open Access Week

As a part of Open Access Week (October 20-24, 2014), the Baylor Libraries, in partnership with the libraries from McLennan Community College and Southern Methodist University, are hosting a presentation by Debra Hanken Kurtz (Executive Director, Texas Digital Library) and Kristi Park (Marketing Manager, Texas Digital Library) - "Mythbusters: Debunking Misconceptions, Half Truths, and Out Right Lies About OA Scholarly Publishing!". This year, the Open Access Week theme is "Generation Open", which highlights involvement of students and early career researchers in open access. It is our intent for this presentation to provide an overview of what open access publishing is and what it is not, as well as provide a venue to stimulate conversation on this topic.

The presentation will be from 3:30 - 4:30 on October 21, 2014 in Jones Library 200, with light refreshments provided at the conclusion of the presentation - giving those who attend an opportunity to mingle, talk, and discuss. This session will also be recorded for those who will not be able to attend. The link to the recording will be made available on the Texas Scholarly Communication blog.

What is Open Access Week?

According to the official website, Open Access Week "is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public." Visit the official Open Access website for additional information.

Additional Resources

Open Access Week
ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit
Bibliography of Open Access
Creative Commons
Directory of Open Access Journals
Federal Research Public Access Act - FRPAA
Income Models for Supporting Open Access
Open Access 101
Open Access Overview (Peter Suber)
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook - OASIS
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
Right to Research Coalition