This year during International Open Access Week (October 23-29, 2017), IU Libraries Scholars' Commons, in partnership with IU Press and the Office of Scholarly Publishing, will host a variety of engaging events for IU faculty, postdocs, graduate students and authors on topics of interest that support Open Access for research. Open access is essential to scholarship, as it raises the visibility and accessibility of findings and promotes global collaboration and participation in the process of discovery.
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in working to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
IU Libraries is dedicated to Open Access principles, and provides a range of services supporting open scholarship and research transparency. IU Libraries and IU Press collaboratively publish open access journals through the joint Office of Scholarly Publishing.The Office of Scholarly Publishing at IU Libraries will celebrate Open Access week through initiatives such as:
IU Press will be making freely available on the IUScholarworks platform five books published by IU authors last year: Dealing with Dictators by Lazlo Borhi, Folk Art and Aging by Jon Kay, Abidjan USA by Daniel Reed, The Accompaniment in “Unaccompanied” Bach by Stanley Ritchie, and Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Richard Seraphinoff. Digital editions of these books will be made available, without charge, from October 20 through October 27 at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/21739.
The OpenFolklore Project which is an initiative of the American Folklore Society and the IU Libraries is making the following titles open access within the HathiTrust Digital Library: Abstracts of Folklore Studies, Children’s Folklore Newsletter, Children’s Folklore Review, The Digest.
In addition to the open monographs and journals, The Office of Scholarly Publishing, along with the Scholarly Communication Department and the Teaching and Learning Department, will feature several events during the week aimed at faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students.
- Workshop: What Does Google Tell the World About You? October 24, 3-4pm, Wells Library W138 (Learning Commons classroom)
- Workshop: Predatory Publishers, Open Scholarship, and Your Research! October 25, 2-3pm, Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
- Workshop: How Does Scholarly Peer-Review for Publication Work? An Introduction for Journals and Books October 26, 1:30-2:30pm, Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
For more information on Open Access Week events please contact us.