Open Access Week Events - October 22-28

The UCSB Library is hosting two events in conjunction with Open Access Week, a worldwide initiative to raise awareness about new models of scholarly publishing.  The events are free and open to all!

Tuesday, October 23
4pm  UCSB Library, 3rd Floor, Mary Cheadle Room
"Retain Your Copyright:  Archive Your Work"
Sherri Barnes, Scholarly Communication Coordinator, Humanities Collection Coordinator
Kristen LaBonte, Biological Sciences Librarian

A key way for scholars to ensure their work is read, studied, and cited by more people is to retain certain rights to their work when signing article publication agreements.  Retaining distribution rights to your work will allow you to post copies of your post-peer review manuscript on your personal website, department website, in a course pack, in eScholarship, or ro republish it without permission or payment.  This program will demonstrate how to retain your right to reuse your own work. 

Wednesday, October 24
4pm  UCEN lower level, Harbor Room
"Scholarly Communication & Publishing:  The Roadmap Ahead"
Gene Lucas, Executive Vice Chancellor
Jack Talbott, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

Researchers and others are invited to discuss open access publishing, changes in scholarly communication, and the roadmap ahead with UCSB leaders Gene Lucas and Jack Talbott.  EVC Lucas will discuss findings of the Library Planning Task force on the status of scholarly communication and UC's strategies for supporting faculty who use or develop new modes of scholarly communication that reflect changes in research and teaching methods.  Jack Talbot will discuss changes in scholarly publishing and the UC academic personnel system, among other things.