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Scholarly Communications: Open Access Week 2015

Event Details

OCAD U Open Access Week events took place in The Learning Zone on October 21-22, 2015.

Faculty, researchers, research groups, graduate students, staff, and students attended for two days of events that included a panel discussion, information sessions, a book launch, guest speakers, and a film screening.

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Open Access Week at OCAD Universirty was sponsored by the University Library, Research & Graduate Studies, and the Office of the President

Questions?

Contact:

Chris Landry
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD University

Open Access Week is a global event providing the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation. The theme this year was "Open for Collaboration," focusing on the collaborative potential of openness. In that spirit, in addition to info session and guest speakers we also invited representatives from across the OCAD U community to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences with open access. Topics covered included:

  • the Tri-Agency Open Access and Open Data Policies
  • The OCAD U Open Research Repository 
  • Open access publishing in the arts
  • Predatory publishers

Included below are some presentation slides from our guest speakers:

e-artexte: A Case Study on Open Access and Visual Arts Publishing in Canada
a presentation by Corina MacDonald, Consultant & Information Specialist, Mat3rial // former Project Manager, Open Access Repository, Artexte

Green and Gold and Data All Over: Options for Navigating the Open Access Landscape
a presentation by Wayne Johnston, former Head of Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication, University of Guelph

Predatory Open Access Journals: Myths & Realities
a presentation by John Dupuis, Science Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University

Full Program of Open for Collaboration: Open Access Week at OCAD University

Day One: 9:00am – 2:30pm

 

9:00am – 9:30am Morning Coffee 
9:30am – 9:45am Opening Remarks
Sara Diamond, President
9:45am – 11:15am

Panel Discussion
Open Forum on Open Access: What Are the Implications of Opening Up Our Research at OCAD U
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Moderated by Greg Singer, Director, Research Services

  • Sara Diamond, President
  • Pam Patterson, Instructor, Teaching Intensive Stream (TIS),
    Faculty of Art
  • Martha Ladly, Professor, Faculty of Design // Transition Graduate Program Director, Digital Futures
  • Lynne Milgram, Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Greg Van Alstyne, Director, Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) // Associate Professor, Faculty of Design
  • Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, R&D + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre
  • Mike Steventon, Manager, Research Technology
11:15am – 11:30am Refreshment break
11:30am – 12:15pm The Tri-Agency Open Access and Open Data Policies
Greg Singer, Director of Research Services
12:15pm - 1:00pm Presentation of the OCAD U Open Research Repository including the e-thesis Collection.
Jill Patrick, University Librarian
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book Launch:
What is Information?: Propagating Organization in the Biosphere, Symbolosphere, Technosphere and Econosphere

By Robert K. Logan, Chief Scientist and a co-founder of Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 


 

Day Two: 9:45am – 2:30pm

9:45am – 10:00am Welcome and Introduction to Guest Speakers
Chris Landry
, Scholarly Communications Librarian
10:00am – 12:00pm Guest Speakers

e-artexte: A Case Study on Open Access and Visual Arts Publishing in Canada
Corina MacDonald, Consultant & Information Specialist,  Mat3rial // former Project Manager, Open Access Repository, Artexte

Predatory Open Access Journals: Myths & Realities
John Dupuis, Science Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University

Green and Gold and Data All Over: Options for Navigating the Open Access Landscape
Wayne Johnston
, former Head of Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication, University of Guelph

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Location: The Graduate Gallery
205 Richmond Street West, Ground floor