The UIC Library joins colleagues all over the world to celebrate Open Access Week starting October 21. The following activities are planned to bring attention to the expansion of scholarly discourse resulting from open access publishing.
Open Access: Redefining Impact, Monday, October 21, 2013, 2 – 3 p.m., Daley Library (room 1-470)
This kick-off event is a panel of scholars, hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). During a 60-minute webcast, the following panelists will discuss what open access means to them, their institutions, and their work:
Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association
Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science
Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Undergraduate Research Journals as a Pedagogical Tool, Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:30 p.m. light lunch; 1 p.m. panel discussion, Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall (LL)
Faculty editors will discuss their experiences using open access publishing as a pedagogical tool.
Dr. Sumana Datta: Executive Director for Honors and Undergraduate Research andÊManaging Editor of Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal (https://scholasticahq.com/explorations-the-texas-a-m-undergraduate-journal/about)
Dr. Heather Whitney (represented by Rob Walsh of Scholastica): Assistant Professor of Physics and Managing Editor of Wheaton College Journal of Undergraduate Physics (https://scholasticahq.com/wheaton-college-journal-of-undergraduate-physics/)
Dr. Robert Klie: Associate Professor of Physics, Principal Investigator of Nanoscale Physics Group, and Managing Editor of The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (http://jur.phy.uic.edu/)
Dr. Sara F. Hall: Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Administrative Advisor for Honors Publications at the UIC Honors College
Sandra De Groote: Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Daley Library at UIC
Daley Library lobby, Wednesday, October 23, 9 to 10:20 a.m.
Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago lobby, Friday, October 25, 9 to 10:20 a.m.
Understanding Open Access, Wednesday, October 23, 1 – 2 p.m.
Are you wondering what all the talk about open access is? The movement for open access to publications – making publications freely and openly available – has been around for over a decade. With the NIH Public Access Policy as well as open access policies approved at institutions such as Harvard and MIT, it is steadily gaining momentum. Still not sure what it is all about? Come to this workshop and find out!
How do you Rate? Assessing Your Impact Using the H-Index and Beyond, Friday, October 25, noon – 1 p.m.
This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including citation analysis, the H-index, and Journal Citation Reports. Web Of Science, Google Scholar, and other sources will be covered including how to create your own Google Citations profile. New altmetrics that examine the role of web 2.0 in assessing impact will also be covered.