Open Access Week

Open Access Week is a yearly international celebration that aims to increase awareness about open access (OA). Most academic work is locked up behind a paywall, available only to those who are affiliated with a college or university. OA scholarship is completely free to read and reuse. Learn more about the importance of openly available scholarship at one of our OA Week events:

Tuesday, October 26 @ 12:00 pm: Can I share that? Copyright and Creative Commons Licenses

Have you ever wondered if you have the right to use an image in a presentation or on a website? Or maybe you’ve wanted to adapt an existing piece of music, change up a design, or include someone else’s infographic in your project? Creative Commons licenses can provide guidance to those questions, helping creators share and use materials without rights headaches.

Join us as we cover the basics of Creative Commons licenses—what they are, how to find CC-licensed material, and how to license your own work. It’s simple and empowering.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 27 @ 1:00 pm: Make Your Courses Affordable with Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER)

This session serves as an introduction to open educational resources (OER) and the ways that Temple University Libraries can support faculty in the discovery and integration of them. OERs are openly-licensed, freely available educational materials that can be modified and redistributed by users. They can include any type of educational resource, from textbooks and videos to assignments and syllabi. OER can help lower the cost of course materials for students, in addition to providing a more accessible, inclusive learning experience.

Participants will be able to define OERs, learn how to find textbooks and other materials, and understand the many ways that Temple Libraries support faculty in their use of open educational materials.

This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. You must register for this workshop to receive the Zoom link via a confirmation email. On the day of the workshop, use the link to join the session. Participants do not need a video camera or a microphone, but will need an audio connection to hear the instructor.

Register here.

Thursday, October 28 @ 12:00 pm: How to Increase Your Research Impact with TUScholarShare

TUScholarShare is a new service to support the needs of the Temple University community around sharing, promoting, and archiving the wide range of scholarly works created in the course of research and teaching. The repository makes Temple scholarship freely available online to a global audience, with the goal of advancing knowledge and learning. During this session, we will walk you through TUScholarShare’s platform and explain the various deposit options that will help you increase the impact of your research.

Register here.