Temple University Libraries Explore Open Access, October 24, 3:30 PM in Paley Library Lecture Hall

The Connection between Open Access and Open Educational Resources: Exploring New Publishing Models

October 24, 3:30 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall

The week of October 22, 2012 marks Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year. It is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Temple University Libraries will join in the festivities this year by bringing to campus two nationally recognized speakers who will share their expertise to create greater awareness about the current issues in open access and open educational resources. Both open access and open educational resources are movements designed to encourage the open sharing of academic content. Be it scholarly research or academic textbooks, scholars are increasingly becoming aware that there are multiple options for sharing their knowledge in ways that make it more openly accessible to the public.

To help our community better understand the issues we’ll be hearing from Nick Shockey,  SPARC’s (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) first director of student advocacy and Director of the Right to Research Coalition, and Nicole Allen, the Student Public Interest Research Groups Textbook Advocate and director of the Make Textbooks Affordable project. Since 2007, she has worked with students, faculty and decision-makers across the country to address the rapidly rising cost of college textbooks through grassroots organizing, public education and advocacy.  Nationally recognized as a leading issue expert, Ms. Allen’s research and opinions have been cited in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:30 pm in the Paley Library Lecture Hall as we celebrate Open Access Week.


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