Purdue University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week - Oct. 21 to 27, 2013 - with three key events. Awards will also be presented to key faculty members for their commitment and contributions to the advancement of Open Access at Purdue University.
"Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
OPEN ACCESS WEEK EVENT DETAILS
Title: Open Textbooks and Educational Resources: New Approaches to Affordable Education
Wednesday, October 23: 2:00 – 3:30 pm, STEW 314. Open Education Event
Speaker: David Ernst, University of Minnesota
Sponsor: Co-sponsored by Purdue Libraries and Purdue Student Government..
Thursday, October 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, PMU East Faculty Lounge. Journal Editors’ Group Tea
Please email Becky Bunch at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Friday, October 25: 9 – 10:30 am, LWSN 1142. Open Research Event
Title: Scientific Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Research Data and Code
Speaker: Victoria Stodden, Columbia University
Sponsor: Co-sponsored by Purdue Libraries and the Cyber Center in Discovery Park