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Monday, October 22, 2018 (all day) to Friday, October 26, 2018 (all day)
Open access week, designing equitable foundations for open knowledge

Open Access Week celebrates open scholarship in its many forms. University of Waterloo Library has a week filled with programing to help you learn more about Open Access scholarship, including:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM GMT

Design your own self-care kits with various items to support wellness and learn about the resources and services in the Library that can support your success.  Give a self-care kit to a friend, or keep it for yourself!

Customize your kits with quotes, library resources and wellness resources.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Drop by the Dana Porter Library lobby to learn more about Open Access and share what access to research means to you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM GMT

Design your own self-care kits with various items to support wellness and learn about the resources and services in the Library that can support your success.  Give a self-care kit to a friend, or keep it for yourself!

Customize your kits with quotes, library resources and wellness resources.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Enjoy some pizza while you learn more about the costs of scholarship in the movie Paywall: The business of scholarship.

From the producer:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Though the “gold standard” of academic research is the peer-reviewed journal article, the publishing landscape of the 21st Century has opened up a multitude of other options for disseminating our work. How do we share our work beyond academic journals that are increasingly expensive to publish in and read? How does the creation and sharing of code differ from the publishing of text?

Our three panellists bring insightful experiences from academia and industry:

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Open Scholarship Committee brings you Open Access Day - a day-long conference of speakers and workshops discussing the various methods, benefits and challenges of Open Access, and the services and resources available to scholars across the university.

This event is free, and participants may attend all or some of the sessions. Registration is required.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Drop by the Dana Porter Library lobby to learn more about Open Access and share what access to research means to you.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Take your literature review one step further.  This workshop is geared towards graduate students and researchers who wish to conduct a systematic review for either a thesis, coursework or journal publication.  A ‘systematic review’, as opposed to a traditional literature review, uses a structured methodology to answer a focused research question.  It is transparent, reproducible, and involves an exhaustive search of the literature using explicit criteria for study selection.  By the end of this workshop you will have gained an understanding of systematic review methods in the social science

Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Join our Library Ambassadors for an afternoon that is way more fun than potions class. Drop by the new lounge on the third floor of Dana Porter Library to:

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