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last updated: 10/17/2012

Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Week is a global event that began in 2006. The purpose of the event is to continue the academic and research community's understanding of Open Access.


Open Access resources are defined by being digital, free of charge and fee of most copyright and licensing restrictions. They can be downloaded and shared freely, allowing everyone who can connect to the internet access to the information they contain.


Visit the official Open Access Week website for more information.


Open Access Week Events at IU Bloomington

Co-sponsored by the IU Libraries and GPSO.


To register for any of these events, visit the IU Libraries Workshop Registration site.


  • Making Your Work Open Access
    Monday, October 22
    12 - 1pm Wells Library E174
    3:30 - 5 pm, Wells Library/SLIS LI-030 (Grad Students) -  CANCELLED, please attend the 12-1pm session.

    Interested in making your research, working papers, and articles Open Access? This workshop will provide you the necessary information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to make the most of Open Access publishing, best practices, as well as tips on how to navigate the emerging field of Open Access.

  • Challenges for the Humanities: Scholarly Work and Publishing in the Digital Age
    Monday, October 22
    4-5:30 pm Chemistry 122
    Sponsored by Sawyer Seminar (Mellon Foundation)
    Co-sponsored Catapult Center for Digital Humanities & HPSC

    Lecture featuring Dr. Urs Schoepflin of Max Planck Gesellschaft fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Berlin). This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

    Abstract: Since the foundation of the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science in 1994, it is our primary concern to make source materials available in digital form together with developing cutting edge tools and instruments to adequately support the scholarly work. ECHO - Cultural Heritage Online as an open access repository and research environment is the most prominent outcome of this endeavor. Based on our experience, basic issues of motivation, collection building strategies, specific tool development, Open Access as primary prerequisite (Berlin Declaration), research collaboration and trans-disciplinarity will be raised. Reflecting on changing notions of "the document" and on information economy, novel ways of disseminating research results will be presented (e.g. by way of Virtual Spaces; with Edition Open Access). Finally, problems of organizing quality control, of long-term sustainability, and of gaining recognition in evaluation procedures will be discussed.
  • SSRN 101 (Grad Students)
    Tuesday, October 23, 1 - 2pm, Wells Library E-174

    Become a power user of the Social Science Research Network, the premiere Open Access repository for Business, Law, and social science scholarship at this graduate-student focused workshop led by Christina Sheley, Business/SPEA Library Head.

  • Open Data Visualizations for the Sciences and Humanities
    Wednesday, October 24, 12 - 1pm, Wells Library, IQ Wall, 1st Floor East Tower

    Discover how to repurpose open data into visualizations that tell us more about our world. Featuring researchers from the Advanced Visualization Lab (Informatics), the Polly Lab (Geological Sciences), the Cyberinfrastructure of Network Science Center (SLIS), the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project (SLIS), and the Digital Library Program.

  • Open Access Brown Bag Discussion: Real Experiences with Open Access (Grad Students)
    Thursday, October 25, 12 - 1pm, Wells Library LI-043

    How does Open Access really affect the research and publishing process? What are the pros and cons of Open Access? Join your colleagues and professors for an informal discussion and Q&A session, as they share their experiences with Open Access.

    If you have experience publishing in Open Access and would like to help lead this discussion, contact Laura G. Manifold.

  • Complying with the NIH Public Access Mandate
    Friday, October 26, 12 PM - 1 PM, Wells Library E174

    Learn more about how to comply with the 2008 National Institutes of Health mandate on making published research Open Access.


last updated: 10/17/2012