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. Libraries pay publishers millions of dollars a year to provide students and faculty with access to this content. However, many people from outside of the university community could also benefit from access to cutting-edge scholarship. OA scholarship is completely free to read and reuse. Funders, colleges, universities, libraries, scholars, and students across the globe support OA. Learn more about the importance of openly available scholarship at one of our OA Week events:

Integrating Open Access Resources into your Canvas Course
Tuesday, October 23, 12:30-2:00 PM
Paley Library Digital Scholarship Center
Faculty have many choices nowadays when it comes to identifying course materials — from online textbooks and video content to news articles and PDF files. Some materials are more cost effective than others which can impact student engagement. Canvas invites new ways of thinking about how faculty can integrate a range of course materials as well as draw inspiration from existing learning objects. Join us to learn about tools you can use in Canvas — such as open educational resources, library-licensed content, Ares course reserves, and the Canvas Commons — to make it both easy and cost effective for your students to access the materials with which you most want them to engage. Bring your laptop or borrow one from the Digital Scholarship Center. This workshop requires some experience with Canvas.
Register here: https://paleystudy.temple.edu/event/4485731

Introduction to the Open Science Framework
Wednesday, October 24, 12:30-1:30 PM
Paley Library Digital Scholarship Center
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.
Register here: https://paleystudy.temple.edu/event/4485912

Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom
Thursday, October 25, 12:30-1:30 PM
Paley Library Digital Scholarship Center
Did you know that since 1978, the cost of textbooks has increased 810% or 3x the inflation rate? Nationally, students are told to budget $1,200-$1,300 a year for books. That’s a lot of money! One way faculty can make their courses more affordable for students is by assigning an open textbook. Open textbooks are digital books that are free to read, download, and print. In this workshop, we’ll provide an introduction to the world of open educational resources. We’ll discuss how to find high quality open textbooks in your discipline, and show you how these books can be customized to suit the needs of your particular class. Special bonus: The first 10 instructors who register for this workshop and write a brief review of an open textbook that is accepted for publication by the Open Textbook Library will receive a $200 stipend.
Register here: https://paleystudy.temple.edu/event/4485608