Lecture series to observe Open Access Week

leddy lecture series

The Leddy Library is hosting a week-long lecture series to celebrate the 10th annual International Open Access Week.

Open Access week takes place October 22 to 28 and is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.

The lecture series is designed to give researchers and scholars an opportunity to network and learn how to increase research visibility through open access sources.

Each day, lectures will focus on different Open Access topics, including a keynote lunch-and-learn with special guest Gloria-Booth Morrison from Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID) on Wednesday, October 24.

All are welcome to attend the following events:

  • Monday, October 22, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Mita Williams: A Field Guide to Scholarly Communications Ecosystems
    In 2013, Williams presented a “Field Guide to Reading and Writing Systems for Open Access Week.” This year, she presents a “Field Guide to Research Workflow Ecosystems,” summarizing recent work that can help us makes sense of the myriad of tools that scholars and researchers use and alternatives that exist.
     
  • Tuesday, October 23, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Helen Power: Publishing Open Access: How to Identify and Avoid Predatory Publishers
    Predatory publishers use the open access model for profit and do not follow through with the editorial processes that are expected of ethical journals. This session will discuss how students, instructors, and researchers can evaluate online journals, so they can make educated decisions regarding which research to use and where to publish.
     
  • Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., EPICentre Workshop Room, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre
    Keynote Lunch-and Learn-with Gloria Booth-Morrison: ORCID: Getting Started and Getting Connected
    The Leddy Library, in partnership with the Office of Research and Innovation Services, presents Gloria Booth-Morrison from ORCID-CA. An ORCID is a unique identifier which can ensure that your work is easily distinguished from that of other researchers. ORCID is becoming an international standard and is used by an increasing number of publishers, funding agencies, and universities.
     
  • Thursday, October 25, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4105, Leddy Library
    Selinda Berg: Introduction to Research Impact Metrics
    This presentation will provide an introduction to the research metrics that can be used to showcase research productivity and research impact at the institutional, departmental, and individual level. Berg will discuss both the strengths and limitations of research metrics. Researchers will also be introduced to ways that they can track and broaden their reach.
     
  • Friday, October 26, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Roger Reka: Opening Research Data: Towards Improving Reproducibility
    Being able to replicate the results of a scientific experiment is critical to having confidence in the validity of an experiment. When the original research data is no longer available, reproducibility is impossible. Join us for an introduction to the role of research data management in reproducibility, and a primer for strategies to opening research data.

In addition to the lecture series, Leddy Library will also join institutions around the world to screen the open access documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The screening will take place Thursday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in the library’s first-floor seating area. All are welcome to attend; no registration is required.

For more information about Open Access at the University of Windsor, visit the Leddy Library website or contact your Leddy librarian.