Open Access Week in October

Central University Libraries and Southern Methodist University present and invite you to Open Access Week 2016 at Southern Methodist University

Open Access Week at SMU will take place on October 24 – 28, 2016, in the Fondren Library. Three speakers will be highlighted in the Foyer of the Fondren Library on Oct 25, 26 and 28 and an informational table will be placed in the Collaborative Commons area,
Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.

Tuesday, October 25, 12-1pm
Open Educational Resources and the University
Daniel Williamson, OpenStax, Rice University

Wednesday, October 26, 12-1pm
Open Access Monograph Publishing
Sandy Thatcher

Friday, October 28, 12-1pm
The Global Impact of Open Access
Dr. Masood Raja, UNT

Open Access Week is an international event that focuses on the creation, dissemination and discussion of topics and issues that not only surround open access, but also digital scholarship, digital humanities and scholarly communication. For more information, visit SPARC’s Open Access Week site. This event is intended to initiate a discussion that promotes matters on open access and related topics in order to advance, not only our faculty and student research and scholarship, but also the mission and goals of SMU.

The Fondren Library is located on the SMU campus at 6414 Robert S. Hyer Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. A map of the Library on campus can be found here. The Foyer to the Fondren Library can be accessed via the colonnaded building at the corner of Robert S. Hyer Lane and McFarlin Blvd. All events are free and open to the public. Time allotted to speakers does not account for question and answer sessions.

Thank you to Dillon Wackerman, Digital Repository Librarian, Hamon Arts Library,
for contributing to this post.

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