Open Access Week 2014

October 20th 2014 @ (All day) to October 26th 2014 @ (All day)
Locations across campus (see details below)

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

Join us for Open Access Week 2014 to connect with the IUB academic and research communities, and to learn what it means to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year, the Office of Scholarly Publishing and the Libraries' Scholars' Commons will host events all week, including a student roundtable discussion to reflect on the widespread implications of open access; workshops on data management plans, Open Journal Systems publishing software, and open access tools for social sciences; and seminars on student publishing and copyright.

Engage and follow OA Week at IU on Twitter with #IUOAW14 and Internationally on Twitter with #OAWeek2014.


To register for any of these events, visit the Scholars' Commons Workshop Registration website.

The Road to Publishing for Students

Oct 20 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Wells Library 043 with Moira Marsh (IU Libraries) and Dee Mortensen (IU Press)

This informal session on "the road to publishing" will answer students' questions about how to publish your scholarly work in today's competitive publishing environment. Topics will include, but not be limited to, how to size up publishers, preparing your book prospectus, honing your dissertation, what to expect when your prospectus and manuscript are received by a publisher, the review process, and what to expect if your work is accepted for publication.

Student Roundtable Discussion on Open Access

Oct 21 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Wells Library 043 with Cassidy Sugimoto (School of Informatics and Computing)

In this roundtable discussion moderated by Information and Library Science Professor Cassidy Sugimoto, student panelists will reflect on the widespread implications of open access for student and professional communities and society as a whole. Lunch will be provided courtesy of IU Libraries.

Open Access Tools for Social Sciences

Oct 21 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm in Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn 200) with Theresa Quill, Christina Sheley, and Nicholas Wyant (IU Libraries) 

Social Science data is available in a number of different formats from countless sources. This session will focus on social science data that IU students and faculty have access to. Nicholas Wyant will cover American Fact Finder which is the main search tool for Census data. The Census can provide researchers with invaluable data regarding the U.S. Population. Theresa Quill will demonstrate Open Street Map, an open source tool for users to create custom GIS maps. Christina Sheley will discuss the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), which provides users access to working papers, journal articles and more free of charge.

OJS Basics: Publish Your Journal Today!

Oct 22 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm in Wells Library 043 with Shayna Pekala (IU Libraries) 

Interested in starting a new journal or migrating an existing one to an open access publishing platform? This workshop will introduce Open Journal Systems (OJS) as an alternative framework for online journal publishing. Through guided demonstration, participants will learn the basics of setting up a journal, creating journal sections, assigning user roles, and importing back content.

Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Mandate at IUB

Oct 23 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm in Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall 200 with Jennifer Laherty (IU Libraries)

Learn the fundamentals for preparing data management plans for National Science Foundation grant proposals in this interactive presentation. Find information on free, fully supported campus resources for data storage, access, and preservation; resources for DMP development; and key staff that can help you develop your proposal. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend. Video Bridge is available for this session: Live URL: (available 5 minutes before through 5 minutes after the event) Archive URL: (available approximately 1 hour after the event)

Publishing Agreements 101

Oct 24 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm in Wells Library 043 with Naz Pantaloni (IU Libraries)

As an author, what do I need to know when entering into a publishing agreement? This workshop will provide an overview of authors' rights, along with practical advice for negotiating publishing agreements. Participants will examine a range of sample contracts and author addenda to learn how to maximize their rights to reproduce, distribute, and display their work.

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Contact Info

Wells Library E350
1320 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Jamie Wittenberg
Jamie Wittenberg - Head
(812) 855-7769