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Open Access LogoThe University of Michigan Library invites you to celebrate Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012. Open Access Week provides an opportunity to explore the benefits of open access to scientific research for both the academic community and the greater good of society. The open access movement advocates for free online access to scholarly work in the service of advancing scholarship worldwide.

All events take place in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

OA Week Lightning Talks
Monday, October 22
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Hosted by the MLibrary Open Access Week Committee, this event kicks off the 6th annual global Open Access Week. Join us for a series of brief, informative presentations:

  • Open Michigan – Emily Puckett Rodgers
  • Federal Research Public Access Act: FRPAA – Elizabeth Pepper, JD.
  • Out of Print, Out of Mind – CRMS: The Copyright Review Management System – Richard Adler
  • Global Access to Health Information – Preet Rana
  • Wikipedia Loves Libraries! – Chris Leeder
  • Opening Access to Your Data: Why It’s Good, Why It’s Different, and What You Can Do – Jared Lyle
  • Open Access for the Unimpressed – Meredith Kahn
  • MERLOT with Your Meal – Irene Knokh
  • Introducing PROTEI, a model of transparency & privacy dynamics influencing contemporary science communication – Patricia Anderson
  • Access to Digital Cultural Materials: Commercialization, Competing Interests and Sustainability for Digital Heritage – Adam Kriesberg

What’s in it for You? The U-M Copyright Policy (Standard Practice Guide 601.28)
Tuesday, October 23
9:30 – 10:30 am
Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer, MPublishing
Jack Bernard, Associate General Counsel, Offi ce of the Vice President and General Counsel

Your scholarly work is important and worthy of long-term preservation. The U-M’s new copyright policy – recently updated for the first time in many years – charges the university with that preservation responsibility. Learn how the new policy aff ects your publishing, and why it serves as a foundation for a campus-wide open access policy.

Using HathiTrust for Education and Research
Tuesday, October 23
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Angelina Zaytsev, Project Librarian for HathiTrust

Interested in learning how to use HathiTrust in your research and class work? Topics include an overview of content, search, collection building, understanding copyright statements and usage restrictions, text mining and data analysis, and upcoming initiatives of the HathiTrust Research Center.

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