Celebrate Open Access Week Oct. 21-25

Aug 14, 2019

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. - Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Celebrate Open Access Week Oct. 21-25, 2019, with the Iowa State University Library, and attend a variety of events on campus.

Monday, Oct. 21 
Workshop: Open Access Publishing: Where do I Start?  
1-2 p.m., Parks Library, Room 134 

Publishing your research can be a frustrating experience, especially when you want your work to be open and free for anyone to access. If you aren’t sure where to start looking for an open access publisher, getting funding for your work, or sharing your work in an open access repository, visit our workshop to learn more. Attendees will leave with information about the open access publishing landscape and the funding available for publishing your work openly at Iowa State. 

Tuesday, Oct. 22 
Making Government Better Through Open Science - Tom Schenk presents his ideas on how adopting open science principles can help smart cities thrive. Additional information is available from the Lectures Program website.   
5-6 p.m., Memorial Union Pioneer Room 

The growth of the "Smart City" movement promises improvements in efficiency and quality of life for people who live and visit cities. It also raises questions on the ethical uses of data, privacy protection, and responsible uses of technology. Tom Schenk Jr. will discuss how adopting open science principles can help smart cities thrive by providing transparency and also leveraging a large community of researchers and citizen scientists.

Tom Schenk is a researcher and author on applying technology, data, and analytics to make better decisions. He’s currently the director of analytics at KPMG, where he leads the smart city and government analytics practice. He served previously as Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, led education research for the State of Iowa, and has held a variety of positions within academia.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
ISU Open Science Roundtable 
4-5:30 p.m., Parks Library Room 198 

Are you interested in research reproducibility, open access publishing, or data sharing? Attend this roundtable event to learn more about how faculty at Iowa State are approaching these and other topics. Campus experts will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss their work. Free refreshments will be provided for participants.

Thursday, Oct. 24
“The Price is High” Game 
1-3 p.m., Parks Library, interactive display on 3rd floor

Have you ever wondered what it costs the university to get you access to the thousands of books and journals we subscribe to online? Come to our game and try to figure it out! Candy and prizes will be available for participants.

Thursday, Oct. 24 
Workshop: Data Sharing 101  
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Parks Library Room 32

The sharing of research data is a vital component of open science. It is a process that works in tandem with publishing by providing access to the data that underlies and supports research results. This workshop covers the best practices for data sharing including how to prepare a dataset for sharing and what to expect during review. A hands-on introduction to Iowa State University's new data repository, DataShare, will be provided for participants. 

Please bookmark this page: This article will be updated as roundtable presenters are confirmed and if other events are added.

More Information:
There are several forms of open access:

· Fully open access journals (i.e., all content is open upon publication)

· Hybrid open access journals (i.e., subscription publications that offer an open access option for an additional fee)

· Open access repositories (e.g., the ISU Digital Repository)

At ISU, the Library assists scholars with promoting their work through the ISU Digital Repository and DataShare, ISU’s open data repository. For more information about open access and these services, visit the University Library’s Open Scholarship Services website.