This year's theme, "Open in order to..." prompts us to think about the practical benefits of making scholarship openly available, to consider how and why open scholarship should be pursued at all levels of higher education, and to encourage discussion on how to achieve these objectives. This could mean:
Open in order to... support under-resourced organizations.
Open in order to... increase my research impact.
Open in order to... improve the speed of scientific advancement.
From October 23 to 27, the Library's Open Access working group - in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching Excellence, the Centre for Extended Learning, and Retail Services - will be hosting a series of events to highlight the challenges and opportunities that Open Access presents to researchers, including:
- How to create and use Open Educational Resources (OER)
- Leveraging OA for your career
- Getting serious about OA at Waterloo
- Getting a handle on predatory publishing
- The Open Access tools and services the Library provides to Waterloo researchers
If you have any questions about Open Access, contact Lauren Byl.
On behalf of Waterloo’s Open Access working group:
Kathryn Blair (CEL), Lauren Byl (Library), Shawn Gilbertson (Retail Services), Rebecca Hutchinson (Library), Cal Murgu (Library), Madelaine Paterson (Retail Services), Mary Power (CTE), Will Roy (Library)