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Open Access Week a success

Monday, November 20, 2017

Partnering with departments across campus, the Library hosted a variety of events during Open Access Week - from workshops to a movie night with popcorn. The highlight of the week was Open Access Day, a day-long event of panels and workshops covering the creation and use of open educational resources (OER), a discussion about how to ‘get serious’ about Open Access at Waterloo, and more! Kicking off the event was a keynote address from David Porter, CEO of eCampus Ontario about "making Open Access the default thinking in curricular resource creation, adoption and adaptation." You can view his keynote slides on Slideshare.

Porter describes his experience of Waterloo's Open Access Day , saying:

Open Access Day at the University of Waterloo provided a range of opportunities for faculty and students to interact with colleagues and resource persons to get their questions answered about open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices. Everybody went away with their batteries recharged, and it was fun!

Guess journal prices event boardStudents tried to guess the cost of non-Open Access journal subscriptions during Open Access Week.

Open Access Day would not have been possible without the support of Centre for Teaching Excellence, Centre for Extended Learning, and Retail Services. Open Access Week activities at Waterloo grow every year and we hope you'll join us next year!

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