The University Libraries will celebrate our fourth annual Open Access Week next week from October 21-25! This year’s theme is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. We’ll be considering the ways in which scholarly publishing can provide equitable access not just to the results of our research here at UofSC, but the ways in which anyone, anywhere can participate in the scholarly communication ecosystem. Have ideas? Tell us using the Twitter hashtag #UofSCOA.
We’ve created a few events and activities we hope you’ll enjoy throughout the week. Feel free to participate in one or all!
- All Week: Increase Your Research Impact Challenge
- Sharing your research openly can boost your research impact. Participate in one or more of the following activities designed to extend the reach of your research and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a prize. Simply email a brief recap to email@example.com by 11:00 pm on Friday, October 25.
- October 21, 2019, 11 am – 1 pm: ORCID iD Sign Up and Information Session
- Stop by Scholar’s Corner in TCL to learn more about how having an ORCID iD can help you disambiguate your research, simplify funding and publication processes, and fulfill mandates. Sign up and complete your ORCID registration while enjoying snacks and coffee.
- October 23, 2019, 2 pm – 3 pm: Publishing Your Work: Understanding Your Rights as an Author
- Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Multimedia Classroom 3.
- Did you know that when you publish in traditional journals, you are typically required to transfer your copyright to the publisher? The publisher then decides how you may share your research with colleagues, students, and others. Join us to learn how to manage your works by scrutinizing publication agreements, negotiating your rights to make your research more widely available, and finding publishers with nonrestrictive copyright policies. Register from https://libcal.library.sc.edu/event/5692753.
Questions? Need more information? Visit http://guides.library.sc.edu/openaccessresources/oaweek2019 or contact Amie Freeman.