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Open Access (OA) Week 2019: Schedule of Events

Celebrate international Open Access (OA) Week, October 21 - 25, 2019.

Full Schedule

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Daily Schedule

11 am-12:30 pm
Norlin Library Room E206 (map)

Understanding Author’s Rights: How to Not Give Away Your Copyright

Presenters Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Melissa Cantrell

Often when publishing a book or article, we fully give up our copyright over the work to the publisher without even realizing we have done so. Publisher agreements are complex/confusing documents that have the ability to empower or disenfranchise our rights as authors. In this workshop, you will get hands-on training in how to decode copyright agreements, as well as resources and tools on how to negotiate and assert your rights as an author.

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2:30-3:30 pm
Norlin Library Room E206 (map)

Enhancing Open and Collaborative Research with OSF

Presenter Andrew Johnson

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free and open source tool that allows you to manage and collaborate on all of the components of your research projects (files, data, code, protocols, citations, etc.) from one simple web interface. OSF integrates easily with the tools you already use in your everyday workflows (Google Drive, Dropbox, GitHub, Zotero, etc.), provides fine-grained access controls, and enables open and reproducible research practices. With just one click, you can make any part of your project publicly available or completely private, and since CU Boulder is an institutional member, you can start using OSF simply by logging in with your IdentiKey. This workshop will provide an introduction to the many powerful features OSF offers to enhance your research workflows!

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12-1:30 pm
Norlin Library Room E206 (map)

Digital Humanities Fundamentals: Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

Presenter Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara

Scalar is a free, open-source authoring tool that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required. In this workshop, we will introduce ways in which Scalar is used to present research and in classrooms, especially Digital Humanities contexts, and then engage in hands-on exploration of the platform. Please create a Scalar account in advance at

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2-3:30 pm
Norlin Library Room E206 (map)

Getting Started with Editing Wikipedia through Current Events

Presenter Brian Keegan, INFO

Wikipedia is one of the largest and most active examples of online peer production, but it can be intimidating for anyone trying to figure out where to start. In this workshop, we will learn about the rules and practices for contributing to Wikipedia through the lens of articles related to current events. We will explore how to add content and references, participate in deliberations, and explore the rich and openly-accessible revision history and pageview data associated with Wikipedia articles.

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2-4 pm
Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library 5th Floor (map)

Open Access Week Artists’ Reception

This CU Boulder community event will feature food and lively conversation, along with presentations by our “Open Access: Artistic Interpretations” artists and remarks by Magnolia Landa-Posas, Community Engagement Manager for the Just Transition Collaborative. No matter your current level of knowledge or participation, this event seeks to establish our common goal of breaking down barriers to accessing scholarship, and to celebrate the artists who have interpreted the various ways of engaging in that endeavor. Come enjoy refreshments, art, and conversation!

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12-1:30 pm
Meet outside the Norlin Library West Entrance (inside in the case of inclement weather) (map)

Open Access Artistic Interpretations Tour

Tour Guides Juleah Swanson and Lisa Tatum

It’s your last chance to view all six artistic installations that were created by CU Boulder students and faculty to contemplate the importance of open access to scholarly literature. Meet outside the west entrance of Norlin Library to take a guided tour of all of the installations placed across campus. The tour will take you to see works on display in Norlin Library, ATLAS, the Recreation Center, Gemmill Library, the Engineering Center, and SEEC. Tour will last 1-1.5 hours (estimate on higher end if going to SEEC).

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