2013 Open Access Week @ VCU: Beginning the Conversation
VCU Libraries offers these free and open to all events in observance of Open Access Week.
Oct. 22, 3-4 p.m., Cabell Library, Room 250
- Researchers: "Open Data"
- Presenter: Margaret Henderson, Director, Research Data Management, VCU Libraries
- Have you thought about the benefits of sharing your research data? Have you ever considered depositing your data in a repository? Do you know about funder mandates that will require data sharing? Learn about the ins and outs of open data in this session.
Open Access Publishing
Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m., Cabell Library, Room 250
- Faculty and graduate students: "Open Access Publishing" (brown bag discussion)
- Presenter: Laura Gogia, M.D., doctoral candidate in Educational Evaluation and Research, and Graduate Fellow at the Center for Teaching Excellence.
- Open Access publishing is increasingly recognized as an important option for publishing scholarly research. This session will provide faculty and graduate students with practical information, beginning with an overview and definition of different OA models. Topics will include the rationale for and benefits of Open Access, retaining your rights as an author, selecting reputable journals/ publishers, understanding article processing charges (APCs), and more.
What NIH Grantees Need to Know
Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Cabell Library, Room 250
- NIH Grantees: "What you need to know about Public Access" (brown bag discussion)
- Presenter: Lynne Turman, Head, Collections, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
- Congratulations on your NIH award! Now learn more about the Public Access Policy and what you need to do to be in compliance. Start early and review the steps you will take and the tools available to help you. The program will cover how to address copyright, submit your article to PubMed Central, and include the PMCID in citations.
Oct. 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Cabell Library, Room 250
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- Panel Discussion and Wine Reception
- Presenters: Richard Fine, David Golumbia, Jon Becker
- Richard Fine is a professor in the Department of English at VCU, where he has taught since 1979. He has written two books on American authorship, and more recently has been researching issues of copyright and intellectual property. David Golumbia is assistant professor who teaches in the English Department and the Media, Art, and Text doctoral program. The author of many articles on digital culture, he is now working on a book about the false promise of digital freedom. Jon Becker is the interim director of Online Academic Programs in the Office of Online Education and an associate professor in the School of Education. He has broad scholarly and practical interests around the implications and affordances of the web for learning and knowledge dissemination.
- This event is designed to engage the VCU Community in discussions about the nature of Open Access, its impact on the future of scholarly communications, effect on scholarship across disciplines, and its impact on faculty, students, and the university. Each panelist will provide a somewhat different perspective and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions/ share their own experiences.
- If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP on Facebook or contact Nita Bryant at (804) 828-6651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.