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Understanding Open Access

Clarkson University Libraries

Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Understanding Open Access

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The Clarkson University Libraries invite you to this educational, participatory workshop aimed at bringing together teaching, research, and library faculty to understand the concepts, implications, and actions for open access scholarly publishing.



8:30am - 9:00am               Check-in

9:00am - 12:00pm             Introductory Open Access - Presented by Jill Cirasella

12:00pm - 1:30pm             Lunch (on your own, brown bag or dine on-campus)

1:30pm - 4:30pm               Advanced Open Acess - Presented by Amy Buckland


1. Open Access Crash Course: What OA Is, Why You Should Care, and How You Can Go OA

Jill Cirasella

Open access (OA) is changing scholarly communication and educational publishing, to the benefit of researchers, students, and many others. Jill Cirasella will define OA, discuss its many benefits, explain how to find OA materials, and describe how to make one’s own work OA. She will explain the difference between publishing in open access journals ("gold" OA) and self-archiving works in OA repositories ("green" OA), and will lead hands-on activities exploring authors' rights to their own works.  She will also dispel persistent myths about OA and examine some of the challenges to OA

Jill Cirasella  

Jill Cirasella is Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In this position, she coordinates reference, circulation, and interlibrary loan services, and also leads numerous scholarly communications initiatives. She previously worked for eight years as a reference and instruction librarian at Brooklyn College, where she developed expertise in science librarianship, peer mentoring, and evolving modes of scholarly communication, especially open access to academic literature. She seeks to promote understanding and acceptance of open access at CUNY and beyond.


2. Now Do Something: Policies and Services to Support OA at Your Institution

Amy Buckland

You understand OA and its importance, now what? Let's discuss policies and services, building social capital, looking for unique opportunities, and generally understanding all that is involved in these (semi) early days of open access support. Learn how the library can involve community stakeholders in these services, how the global library community can help, and brainstorm ideas on actually DOING things to support OA.

Amy Buckland  

Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library, where she is responsible for scholarly communication, online and print publishing initiatives, and both large-scale and on-demand digitization of the library’s special collections. She holds a MLIS from McGill University, and a BA from Concordia University (Montreal). Prior to joining the library world, she worked in publishing for fourteen years, including six years with the journals division of Cambridge University Press. 


This event is made possible by the generous support of
The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
Northern New York Library Network.

Have questions about Understanding Open Access? Contact Clarkson University Libraries

When & Where

Clarkson University, New Snell - Room 213
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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