The Cheng Library Marks Open Access Week with Information Sessions on Campus Initiatives

October 22-28, Open Access Week calls attention to the most important developments in scholarly communication.

Open Access Week, 10/22-10/28

Since 2009, international Open Access Week has been organized on college campuses around the world to call attention to the most important developments in scholarly communication. This year Open Access Week runs from October 22 to 28, and the Cheng Library will mark the occasion with a set of four information sessions for faculty highlighting campus initiatives in open access.

The information sessions, which will be held from Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25, will focus on:

  • The University’s program to support faculty publication in open access journals (in its fourth year),
  • The new WPSphere institutional repository,
  • New Open Educational Resources (OER) campus-wide initiative to support faculty interested in using (OER) in courses, co-sponsored with Instruction and Research Technology.

To facilitate faculty participation, the sessions will be scheduled in different locations on campus and online.

Open Access Week Information Session Schedule

  • Monday, October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM, Science Hall East, Room 3015 (Nickles Conference Room)
  • Tuesday, October 23, 12:30-1:30 PM, Cheng Library, Paterson Room, Room 213
  • Wednesday, October 24, 11:00 AM-12:00 noon, Valley Road Building, Room 1021
  • Thursday, October 25, 3:00-4:00 PM, Online Webinar (email to register)

To assist faculty in learning more about each of these initiatives, the Library has produced a set of helpful online guides:

Invitations will be circulated throughout campus, and faculty are urged to contact the Library to learn more about these initiatives and how they can benefit from them.


October 03, 2018