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Opentober 2020: Home

What is Opentober?

At CU Boulder, Opentober 2020 is an opportunity to come together through a variety of events and activities throughout the month of October in order to discuss the ways in which our community can make its scholarship more equitable and more open to the world. Opentober is an extension of International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its thirteenth year, which is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of publishing Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research (SPARC).

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Open Scholarship for Beginners: A Mini Series of Workshops

This workshop series will introduce participants to a wide range of concepts and perspectives in Open Access publishing, including:

Full Schedule of Workshops

Open Access at CU through the Lens of COVID-19

Short videos will highlight researchers at CU Boulder who are employing or engaging with open access scholarship in their pursuit of understanding and improving our society’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Release Date: dates throughout the month of October

Open Access and the 2020 Elections

In the lead-up to the election, this audio documentary will feature prominent figures of the CU Boulder and Colorado community who will speak about the importance of open government, information transparency, and informed citizenship, as well as bring attention to the role of information access in both the empowerment and disenfranchisement of communities.

Release Date: October 26th

Which Costs More?

This quiz will test your knowledge of library resources by comparing them to popular commodities and experiences, and ask you to determine which costs more. Along the way, you will learn more about the value provided by Libraries purchased subscription resources and how Open Access seeks to make access to scholarly resources more equitable and sustainable.

Release Date: October 1st

COVID-19 Information for Library Services

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