Open Access Week 2019
October 8, 2019

The University of California, Riverside Library will host Open Access Week 2019, as part of the global event called International Open Access Week.

The event series will kick off on Monday, Oct. 21, with workshops held each afternoon, Monday through Thursday in the Orbach Library, Room 122. “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge" is the 2019 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 tenth 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:

Finding and Using Open Data

Monday, October 21, 2019

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Instructor: Kat Koziar

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.

Open Science Framework: A Free Tool for Research Collaboration

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Instructor: Brianna Marshall

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a freely available tool to keep data and documentation from your project organized and accessible. OSF can be used for any kind of project, not just in the sciences. In this workshop, you'll learn how this tool can help you enhance the efficiency and visibility of your work.

Introduction to QGIS

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Instructor: Janet Reyes

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 Access without APC's: The Present and the Future

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Instructor: Michele Potter

If you are interested in all of the benefits of open access publishing, but are concerned about high Article Processing Charges, this workshop will give tips and insider information on such options as writing APCs into grants, how and when to apply for waivers and using the UC repository, eScholarship, to open up your research. We will also take a peek at the future and the work that is being done to eliminate and/or streamline charges for Open Access throughout the scholarly community.

Publishing Options: Some Important Issues to Know

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm​

Instructor: Swati Bhattacharyya

Publishing in a good journal is an indicator of the scholarly achievement of a researcher and one of the most challenging targets in the scholarly world. Many stakeholders such as funding agencies and University of California, however, have already brought a mandate of opening the scholarship for all. The mandate is often referred to as open access policy. There are several myths surrounding this policy. In this session, we will discuss how such a policy can be respected without compromising the quality of scholarship, what are various publishing options and how you can reach your readers widely and quickly.