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:

Open Science Framework (OSF) 101
Wednesday, October 23 @ 12:00 pm, Charles Library, Room 202
The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source project management tool developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The OSF can help scholars manage their workflow, organize their materials, and share all or part of a project with the broader research community. This hands-on workshop will show you how to get started with the OSF. We’ll discuss how to structure your materials, manage permissions, version your content, integrate with third-party tools (such as Box, GitHub, or Mendeley), share materials, register projects, and track usage. No previous experience with OSF is required. Please register for an OSF account with your Temple email address beforehand and bring a laptop.

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Remembering Philip S. Foner and The Black Worker
Wednesday, October 23 @ 1:00 pm, Charles Library, Event Space
The 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in British North America is an appropriate moment to revisit Philip S. Foner, Ronald L. Lewis, and Robert Cvornyek’s magisterial, The Black Worker: From Colonial Times to the Present. First published in the 1970s and 1980s, the 8-volume documentary collection proved essential to a broader recognition of the central role that working-class African Americans have played in the economic, social, and political history of the United States. Open access versions of these volumes have just been released by Temple University Press.

William P. Jones is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and Vice President of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Integrating Library Resources into Canvas: A Faculty-Focused Session
Thursday, October 24 @ 12:00 pm, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Room 248

Happy Open Access Week, where we highlight and celebrate freely-available journals, books, and other resources! Bring those free resources into your courses and your online modules in Canvas. Participants will learn how to find e-books, images, videos, and interactive study tools and incorporate them into Canvas. We’ll also highlight Open Educational Resources (OERs).

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