In celebration of the international Open Access Week, Cornell University Library is holding a series of panel discussions and talks, Oct. 24–28, to promote freely accessible scholarship that advances the work of researchers in all disciplines around the world.
“Open Access Week highlights our year-round commitment to open access to scholarly articles and information,” said Debra Howell, director of information technology operations at Cornell University Library. “When knowledge is shared, everyone benefits.”
- “What Does ‘Open Access’ Look Like for the Incarcerated,” a panel discussion with the Cornell Prison Education Program, Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., in Uris Library’s Fiske Room and on Zoom.
- “Openness and the Future of Scholarly Communications,” a panel discussion with leaders from the library and Cornell University Press, Oct. 25, 1–2 p.m., in 703 Olin Library and on Zoom.
- “Trends in Peer Review of Open Access Preprints,” a panel discussion with science journal editors and editors of the electronic preprint repository arXiv, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.–noon, in 160 Mann Library and on Zoom.
- “OER Above Cayuga’s Waters: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources,” a talk with the Cornell University Library Copyright Office, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–noon, in 703 Olin Library Room and on Zoom.
- Lightning talks by library experts and other colleagues at Cornell and at the Ohio State Libraries, on topics that include public access to federally funded research and Cornell University Library’s open access funding support, Oct. 28, 10–11 a.m., on Zoom.
In addition, the library is also running a student writing contest on the theme of “Open for Climate Justice.” Winners will be announced on the library’s Open Access Week events website.