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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Open Access Week 2020

OA Week Theme
This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

This is an unprecedented year! The recent global events further emphasize how imperative open access and open science are and illuminate the inequities that exist. 

[From Nick Shockey - SPARC] “Openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge. Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to understand that the systems and spaces of the present are often built upon legacies of historic injustice and that addressing these inequities is a necessity.” 

Read ENTIRE blog post
Open Access Week Webinars
Getting Started with Open Science in the COVID-19 Era
Temple University
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Register for event 

Wide Open: A Roundtable about Open Access Models for Journals
Duke University
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00-11am via Zoom
Register for event

A Key in the Lock: Tools to Discover Open Access Resources
Kennesaw State University
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, 12:00PM-12:45PM
Register for this event 

Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) 2020 Meeting
October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register for this event

Creative Commons Licenses: The basics
Madison College Libraries
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:30pm  Join via WebEx 
Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:30 am  Join via WebEx

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism - Registration capped at 300
Illinois State University Library
Dr. Safiya Umja Noble
12:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21
Join via Zoom

Celebrating Open Access Week: Building Structural Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications
ACRL - Association of College & Research Libraries
Wednesday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. Central
Register for the event
Now Is the Time for Open Access Policies—Here’s Why
Creative Commons - Victoria Heath & Brigitte Vézina, March 19, 2020

Green, Gold, Diamond, Black – what does it all mean?
Open Book Publishers - Lucy Barnes, Oct 22, 2018

7 Steps towards greater equity in OA publishing - Scholastica, October 21, 2019

Open access publishing and equity -or- "Can I share this with my mom? -  Nature Research Chemistry Community blog - Michelle EH Fournet, Oct 24, 2018 

The impact of institutional repositories: a systematic review. Journal of the Medical Library Association - Michelle Demetres, Diana Delgado, Drew Wright, 2020

OA Week 2020 @ OU Libraries
This year OU Libraries will not be hosting live in-person events as we have the past seven years. During the week we will release several pre-recorded presentations and engage with you via social media.

We also encourage you to visit our past presentations or sign up for one of the free webinars being hosted across the country.

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OU Libraries OA week presentations
OA Week 2020 presentations:
The Open Access Imperative - Julia Rodriguez, Assoc. Prof. Kresge Library
Using Institutional Repositories to Increase Your Impact - Stephanie Swanberg, Assoc. Prof. OUWB Medical Library 

Highlighted past presentations:
Deposit your Work with OU Libraries!
Institutional repositories (IRs) collect, store, and make freely and publicly available the research and knowledge of its institutional community!

IRs have been shown to:
  • increase the visibility of your work
  • raise your citations and impact on the field
  • promote the findability of your research and supplemental materials like datasets, survey instruments, conference presentations, and more!
OUR@Oakland, OU Libraries' institutional repository, allows you to deposit your own work. Get started by visiting https://our.oakland.edu/

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Before depositing copies of your published articles, please verify the open access policies and copyright guidelines of the journal or publisher with with you have published using Sherpa/Romeo.

The tool allows you to search the journal/publisher name and provides a clear bottomline for what you can deposit into the IR. Some publishers only allow pre-prints, submitted article versions, edited versions, or published versions to be openly shared after an embargo period. 
Routes to OA


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