In recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries presents a month long series of events that will provide an opportunity to discuss the different nuances of open access in the creation and dissemination of information across the disciplines. We hope you will browse through all the opportunities and join us for many of them!

Registration is encouraged but not required unless otherwise noted. See individual descriptions for more information.

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2015
Monday, October 19th
12:00 PM

Open Media Scholarship

Jeff Pooley, Muhlenberg College

Annenberg School of Communication, Rm 300

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A discussion of open access in media studies. Topics include: a survey of the present landscape, an outline of new publishing models, & the promise of (and challenges for) OA initiatives for journals, monographs, and non-traditional forms.

RSVP Required.

Tuesday, October 20th
12:00 PM

Creative Commons: A License to Share Knowledge

Katie Rawson, University of Pennsylvania
Sarah L. Wipperman, University of Pennsylvania

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A discussion of the types of creative commons (CC) licenses, how to assign them to your work, & how to find CC material –images, texts, & other original works—to use in your own teaching, writing, & scholarship.

Thursday, October 22nd
12:00 PM

Researching the Public Domain & Open Access

John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania
Robert R. Terrell, University of Pennsylvania

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A discussion of finding and making use of public domain material, the legal concept of fair use & the opportunities it provides, the wealth of material available post 1922 (the usual “safe” cutoff for public domain reuse) & how scholars can further contribute to that wealth by reclaiming open access for their work.

Friday, October 23rd
12:00 PM

Open Access Projects at Penn

Eric Alan Weinstein, University of Pennsylvania
Chris Mustazza, University of Pennsylvania

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A presentation on Unbinding Prometheus (a series of seminars, MOOCS, & related open pedagogical materials) & PennSound, the internationally recognized collection of poetry sound files.

Wednesday, October 28th
12:00 PM

Open Access Publishing in the Humanities & Social Sciences: Opportunities & Challenges

Jerry Singerman, Penn Press
Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, University of Pennsylvania
Kelsey VanGelder, University of Pennsylvania

Kislak Center Seminar Room 627, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A panel discussion covering publishing at its crossroads, open access & plagiarism, sustaining an openly accessible literary & cultural publication, & perspectives on open access dissertations.

Thursday, October 29th
12:00 PM

Publishing for Early Career Faculty & Graduate Students

Brigitte Shull, Palgrave Macmillan

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This event is co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum.

Ms. Shull will discuss early career publishing opportunities, Palgrave's open access initiatives, and the dissertation to book process. Lunch will be served.

Registration required.

Tuesday, November 3rd
5:15 PM

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Vagle, University of Pennsylvania

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

5:15 PM

This film showing will feature a conversation between Peter Decherney, and Jeffrey Vagle. The Internet’s Own Boy, released under a Creative Commons License, follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. While still in his teens, Swartz participated in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and later co-founded Reddit. But it was Swartz's work in social justice and his commitment to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Monday, November 16th
4:00 PM

Publishing in the Sciences: An Evolving Paradigm

Eric Johnston, University of Pennsylvania
Erol Akçay, University of Pennsylvania
Martha A. Q. Curley, University of Pennsylvania

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This panel features Penn faculty who will talk about their experiences and perspectives on publishing their scholarly work on open access platforms. Eric Johnston will speak on the Quatrone Nanofab facility's use of ScholarlyCommons to make lab protocols, tool data, and operating procedures publicly available. Erol Akcay will speak on his experience in publishing preprints in several established open access venues. Martha Curley will speak about her open access textbook as well as her work making resources openly accessible to nurse practitioner.