Open Access & Graduate Student Events

The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing. Graduate students and those invested in their professional, academic, and economic development are encouraged to attend.

April 25, 2014, noon brown bag (Library Classroom 1575)
Investigating Graduate Student Awareness of and Use of Open Access Resources
: Regina M. Beard will share the results of a survey she conducted investigating graduate student awareness of and interest in open access resources for research and publishing. She will discuss how her findings might inform graduate student education on scholarly communication and "free" resources.

May 5, 2014, 4pm (Library Classroom 1575)
Electronic Theses & Dissertation and the Publishing Landscape
: Gail M. McMillan will present the results of a survey of social science and humanities journal editors’ and university press directors’ attitudes toward online theses and dissertations. The 2012 survey of science editors and the 2013 survey of institutions requiring, allowing, or considering ETDs will also be shared. This information should help students, graduate schools, and faculty advisors make informed decisions about open access ETDs and what the implications are for publication.  The social science and humanities study results are published and accessible at Do Open Access ETDs Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and the Humanities?  

An additional brown bag on open educational resources is in the works for May 15, noon (Library Classroom 1575). Featured speakers are: