Open Access Program coming to Davidson Library

Open Access Week — October  20-30 — is an annual global event, promoting open access as a new norm in research and scholarship and to raise awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing. The program at UCSB will include these events:

  • Generation Open Webcast & Pizza Party, Monday, October 20, 12pm
    • Graduate students are invited to kick-off Open Access Week
  • What’s the Big Deal?: Journal Pricing Secrets Exposed, Tuesday, October 21, 5pm
    • UCSB economist Ted Bergstrom discusses the results of his recently published study revealing price discrimination practiced by commercial and nonprofit journal publishers and the impact of these practices on library collection budgets and researchers’ access to scholarship
  • Altmetrics: New Ways to Evaluate for a New Publishing Environment, Monday, October 27, 4pm
    • Chuck Huber, Chemistry and Scholarly Communication Librarian, introduces altmetrics, which are new tools for measurement ranging from article downloads to citations in social media to references in new media
  • Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing, Thursday, October 30, 4pm
    • UCSB journal editors discuss the challenges they face in scholarly publishing, relations with publishers, open access publishing, and more

All events will be held in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room.

There will also be Information Tables set up at the Coral Tree and Courtyard Cafés, October 21-23 between 12:30-1:30pm. Don’t forget to pick up an Open Access Week sticker!


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