Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
Monday, October 21
Live webcast. Altmetrics and Open Access have a natural affinity with one another since both help expand and broaden our view of scholarly research. In this free webinar, Plum Analytics, will talk about how using a variety of metrics, both traditional and alternative, can help you evaluate and fine-tune your open access efforts. Plum Analytics is a company that is focused on working with altmetrics. The Plum Analytics product, PlumX, delivers metric information. You will be able to see some examples of PlumX during this event. Registration required.
Open Access: Redefining Impact
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m PDT
The event will begin with a panel discussion hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.
The following panelists will each discuss what it 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
Following the panel discussion, winning nominations of the new Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) will be announced. Elizabeth Marincola, Chief Executive Officer of PLOS, Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Trust, and Alex Kozak, Policy Analyst, Public Policy and Government Relations at Google will each announce a winning ASAP nomination. The ASAP Program, sponsored by 27 global organizations including Google, PLOS, and the Wellcome Trust, recognizes those who have built upon Open Access scientific research for new innovations shaping our society.
Schedule of Events
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks (World Bank)
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on “Open Access: Redefining Impact”
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Introduction of Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) Winners and Awards Ceremony (PLoS)
Registration is not necessary to join the webcast or LiveBlog, however your are encouraged you to sign up below to receive event updates and reminders.
Wednesday, October 23
"Open Access Megajournals – Have They Changed Everything?
9:30 - 10:50 AM
Live webcast. The Open Access ‘Megajournal’ (a class of journal defined by the success of PLOS ONE) is a reasonably recent phenomenon, but one that some observers believe is poised to change the publishing world very rapidly. Speaker is Dr. Peter Binfield, physicist, Alt Metrics advocate, co-founder and publisher of PeerJ, an Open Access publisher of scholarly articles in the field of Biological and Medical Sciences. This will be a live webcast from the Univeristy of British Columbia's Open Access week events.
Open Freedoms / Open Practices
Live webcast.Contemporary open education practices are based on free software and free culture movements. Join Paul Stacey from Creative Commons as he explores the extent to which Open Educational Resources, MOOC’s, open access, and other open education innovations are embodying and leveraging these movements. Speaker is Paul Stacey, Senior Project Manager, Creative Commons.
Chat with Peter Suber
Live webcast. The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) is hosting an interactive discussion with Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and long time open access advocate. Instead of a web-based lecture, this will be an interactive interview and discussion with Suber. Attendees can submit questions and comments in real-time during the session.