Open-Access Week at UCLA: More Readers, More Recognition, More Impact – October 18-22, 2010

open access week 2010

Open-Access Week focuses attention on the growing global movement toward open public online access to scholarly research results. This year, organizers expect that more than 120 academic and public libraries in more than thirty countries will host events for their constituencies.

All of UCLA’s events are free, and no reservations are required. For further information on open-access publishing options and activities at UCLA, go to <>.

SPARC Open Access Week Webcast
Two showings:

Monday, October 18; 10am in Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room


Wednesday, October 20; 10am in the Biomedical Library Classroom

Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of key roles – from introducing the topic of wider access and launching PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature, as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the Public Library of Science, one of the world’s leading open-access publishers.

Varmus will be joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a Senior Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, biochemist, and author of the widely read “Science in the Open” blog. Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future opportunities. A host of leading researchers from around the globe will also add their voices to the event. Refreshments served.

What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching and Creating
Tuesday, October 19; 2-3 p.m.

131 Kerkhoff Hall

In an era where we are suffering from information overload about Open Access, Google Books, Digital Rights Management, copyright infringement cases and sampling, what’s a scholar to do? Join librarians Angela Riggio and Bonnie Tijerina for a workshop about choices you may have to make as you navigate through your graduate work.

  • Will you have to get permission to quote your own work in your dissertation?
  • Should you use the same licensing for a YouTube video of your cat and an embedded piece of video in a research article?
  • How do you cite a Creative Commons licensed work in your article?
  • Can you show a commercial DVD to your students?
  • Are there times when copyright is the better choice?

This workshop is geared toward all graduate students, but it will be valuable to all members of the scholarly community.

Information Studies Department Colloquium: “What new librarians should know about open access and scholarly communication”
Thursday, October 21; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) Building, room 111

Reception to follow and documentary Copyright Criminals to follow in Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

A panel of scholars, technologists and librarians will discuss what OA mean in their work, how they make work open, and what barriers, challenges, and resistance they encounter in making scholarly work open.

Moderator: Chris Borgman, PhD: Presidential Chair & Professor of Information Studies, UCLA


Zoe Borovsky, PhD:  Assistant Adjunct Professor of Scandinavian; Program Coordinator for Digital Humanities Program; project manager for UCLA’s Encyclopedia of Egyptology

Libbie Stephenson: Director of the Social Science Data Archive

Jillian Wallis: Data Archivist for Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS) and PhD Candidate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Andrew Lau: Editor of InterActions, an open access journal

Stacey Meeker: Publications Director, UCLA Graduate Student Association

Bonnie Tijerina: Digital Collections Services Librarian, UCLA Library

Movie screening of Copyright Criminals
Thursday, October 21; 6:00 p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money.

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