Celebrate and participate in Open Access Week with FIU Libraries!

WHAT IS IT?Open Access Week is a global event for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access... and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.  Access more information on the Libraries and OA on our guide:
“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. (from

SCHEDULE OF EVENTSMonday, Oct. 21 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.      
Locations:  MMC - GL245     BBC – HL150
Open Access: Redefining Impact - Live webcast from the World Bank
Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.  Panelists:
  • Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 
  •  Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  •  Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association
  • Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
  • Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    
Location: GC 150
Tuesday Times Roundtable, “Should Everyone Have Access to Articles on Publicly-Funded Research?”

Moderator – Stephanie Brenenson, Graduate Studies/Scholarly Communication Librarian, FIU

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.        
Locations: MMC - GL245     BBC – HL150       
Protect your Patrons from Predatory Publishers

Speaker: Jeffrey Beall, University of Colorado-Denver (live webinar from USF)
This webinar will provide an overview of the issues related to scholarly open-access publishing, focusing on the unintended consequences such as predatory publishers and their abuse of the gold open-access model.  He encourages all scholars to increase scrutiny of publishers of their research.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    
Location: GL245
FIU’s Open Access Publishing Fund Q&A

Faculty and doctoral students are invited to a Q&A about the new OA publishing fund, to begin on November 1, to subsidize author’s fees and OA membership discounts with various publishers.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.    
Locations: MMC - GL245     BBC – HL150
Open Access Week Chat with Peter Suber

This webcast will be an interactive interview and discussion with Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and major proponent of the Open Access movement (see for his credentials.)

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