Open Access Week 2018
September 14, 2018

The University of California, Riverside Library will host Open Access Week 2018, as part of the global event called International Open Access Week.

The event series will kick off on Monday, Oct. 22, with workshops held each afternoon from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday in the Orbach Library, Room 122. “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge" is the 2018 theme.

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of sharing what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make “open access” a new norm in scholarship, research and data planning and preservation.

The Open Access movement is made of up advocates (librarians, researchers, publishers, etc.) who promote the free, immediate, and online publication of research.

This will be the ninth International Open Access Week program hosted by the UCR Library.

The Open Access Week workshops are free and open to the public.

The program includes:

Publishing Your Research: 10 Things to Know

Monday, October 22
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Orbach Library | Room 122

Description:
Publishing the research result is the major goal of researchers. Knowing some of the crucial issues related to publishing will help save your time and make a good publishing plan. We will discuss ten such important issues that a researcher must know.  The session will also discuss how library can help our researchers in this regard.

 

Finding and Using Open Data

Finding and Using Open Data

Tuesday, October 23

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Orbach Library | Room 122

Description:

This workshop will discuss differences between open, shared, and closed data; identify places to find open data; and, steps to take when creating a dataset using open data.

 

Introduction to QGIS

Introduction to QGIS

Wednesday, October 24

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Orbach Library | Room 122

Description:

QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system. It allows users to create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, and BSD. This workshop will introduce some of the basic mapping functions available in QGIS.

 

Open Science Framework - A Free Tool for Research Collaboration

Open Science Framework - A Free Tool for Research Collaboration

Thursday, October 25

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Orbach Library | Room 122

Description:

Please join us in creating a fantastical (but well-organized) research project in one hour in the (free!) Open Science Framework (OSF). OSF is not just for Science, it can be used for any kind of project. It is a tool to keep the documentation and communication of a project organized and accessible to anyone in the group (and beyond if desired). Let's work together to see whether or how this tool might help us enhance the efficiency and visibility of our work.