Raynor Celebrates Open Access Week 2015

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October 19-25, 2015, is International Open Access Week, a time to spotlight the growing number of ways students and scholars can benefit from free, immediate, online access to scholarly research and the right to use and build on those results. Raynor Memorial Libraries invites the campus community to join in the following Open Access Week events.

To learn more about open access, considerations involved in sharing research openly, and e-Publications@Marquette — the Libraries’ open-access research repository, contact Rose Fortier.

Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access
Webinar, October 20, 1:00-2:00 PM, Raynor Room R301

Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact. However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early in their careers still aren’t sure how to fit it in their publishing priorities. In this one-hour webinar, three faculty members will discuss why researchers do — or do not — publish in open access outlets and how they look to librarians for support in this process.

Expanding the Classroom with Open Education Resources
Webinar, October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM, Raynor Room R301

Responding to increased student textbook costs, educators, institutions, and even state legislators are focusing their attention on Open Educational Resources (OER). In addition to saving money for students, OER allow authors and educators to continually adapt their teaching tools, bypass high textbook costs, and create, share, and access global curricular resources.

In this webinar, Danielle Maestretti and Michelle Barron-Lutzross of bepress Consulting Services discuss ways to integrate OER into the institutional repository (IR), a strategy that allows libraries to play a pivotal role in the success of OER on campus. The speakers parse recent research on OER, describe strategies for faculty awareness and engagement, and share examples from successful OER collections in several IRs. Read more about this webinar.

Learn more about open access and the week's activities around the globe on the International Open Access Week web site.