Celebrate Open Access Week October 22-28, 2018

Oct 10, 2018 · Abbey Elder

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. 22-28, 2018, with the Iowa State University Library, and attend a variety of events on campus.

"The Price is High" Game
Parks Library Lobby
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

How much do we pay for you to access your favorite journal? How much would you have to pay to read an article that we don’t have access to? At this interactive display in Parks Library, you can play along to learn and win candy prizes!

Dude, Where’s My File? 
405 Parks Library
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:10 – 2 p.m.

This workshop will provide an overview of best practices for file naming and organization. If you regularly use Git, practice version control, use CamelCase or snake_case then you probably don’t need this unless you still can’t find anything or need to establish a new system. This workshop is for beginner to intermediate skill levels and no prior experience is needed.

Can I Read That? Free Access to Research Online
Rotary Room, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to read up on a medical procedure, but not been able to access the information? This workshop will focus on ways the Ames community can freely access data, reports, and research articles through Open Access publications, free research available to the public online. You will leave the workshop with tools you can use to access the most recent research in agriculture, health sciences, education, and more!

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Screening
198 Parks Library
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Every year, the University Library spends millions of dollars on subscriptions to provide access to research for our users. Paywall: The Business of Scholarship addresses the problem of high access costs and the businesses behind them. This documentary screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session. Learn more at PaywallTheMovie.com.

Open Science Coffee Confab - Ask an Expert
31 Parks Library
Friday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - noon

Are you interested in research reproducibility, open access publishing, or open data? Wonder what it’s like to publish in an open access journal? Meet likeminded peers while enjoying free coffee and doughnuts at the library. Campus experts will be on hand to answer your questions: check the experts schedule or just drop in to discuss open science with your peers!

  • 10 -10:30 a.m. – Andrew Severin [BIOTC] Reproducibility & open data
  • 10:30 - 11 – [Expert Pending] Open access & open data
  • 11 - 11:30 – Cameron Mackenzie [IMSE] Self-Archiving your research
  • 11 - noon – Leslie Hogben [MATH] Open access publishing

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. Faculty can send CVs to digirep@iastate.edu and library staff will check publisher permissions and copyright clearance for publications.

For more information, visit the Library’s Guide to Open Access and the ISU Digital Repository.