CELEBRATING OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2014
The University Libraries is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Library System for an extended celebration of Open Access Week with a keynote event on each campus.
Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm
3-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22
Ballroom B, University Club, University of Pittsburgh
Join a lively discussion with Erin McKiernan, an early-career neuroscientist and leading advocate for Open Access and Open Science. McKiernan will explore the powerful benefits of openness in scholarly research, the tension between personal success as a researcher and Open Science, and the need for reform in academic evaluation and incentive systems. A panel discussion featuring members of the Pitt academic community will follow. Hosted by the Pitt Library System.
Panel Discussion: The Challenge of Openness and Transparency in Scholarly Communication
4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29
6115 Gates Hillman Center
- Maryann Martone, Force11;
- Peter Binfield, PeerJ;
- Rachel Burley, Wiley; and
- Jennifer Lin, Public Library of Science.
Moderated by Dean of Libraries Keith Webster, the discussion is co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Pitt Library System. The event will be webcast live via Silverlight.
Scholarly Communications at Carnegie Mellon University
The term scholarly communications refers to the entire ecosystem for creating, registering, evaluating, disseminating, preserving, and reshaping research and scholarship, including intellectual property policies and the gamut of old and new publication typesa. Scholarly communications support students, teachers, researchers, and the advancement of knowledge. There is widespread belief that the traditional system for disseminating scholarship is broken. Evolving systems present opportunities for research to be shared more broadly and rapidly. See Faculty Roles in the Evolving Scholarly Communications System [video], a presentation by Provost Mark Kamlet.
To keep up to date on important developments at CMU and beyond, read the Scholarly Communications Digest, a monthly newsletter published by Keith Webster (Dean of CMU Libraries) and Denise Troll Covey (Scholarly Communications Librarian):