Open Access Week @ App State

March 18–22, 2019

Did you know that journal subscriptions cost universities and libraries millions of dollars? Even Harvard can’t afford the rising prices.

Open access is the free, immediate availability of research and scholarship on the internet. Open access breaks down traditional barriers to knowledge-sharing, including paywalls, price hikes by publishers, and copyright/licensing restrictions, and ensures that knowledge can be accessed by anyone. The result of this movement is paramount: ideas are born, discoveries are made, life-saving breakthroughs are developed, and creativity is encouraged all because of the interconnected, global networks developed through barrier-free research dissemination.

Appalachian State University recognizes the value of open and universal access to research and scholarship.

To find out more about open access journals, scholarly publishing, open educational resources, and author’s rights, please contact Scholarly Communications for further information. For more resources, check out Appalachian’s LibGuide on Open Access and ACRL’s Open Access Toolkit.

Please join us in celebrating Open Access Week @ App State!

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Monday, March 18

Open Access Week Coffee Kickoff at the Wired Scholar

Jumpstart Open Access Week at Appalachian State University with a free coffee at The Wired Scholar. Promotion available all week from 10:00–2:00, courtesy of Belk Library. All you have to do is click on the “I’ve read about OA at App” button and show the promo code at checkout.

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Tuesday, March 19

Open Science with Dr. Chris Holden (Psychology)

Belk Library room 471, 12:00–1:00

Join us as Dr. Chris Holden from the Department of Psychology discusses open science. Lunch will be provided!

In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of the events that led up to the open science movement before transitioning to what it means to “do” open science. In doing so, I will outline some of the basic open science practices, and how you can implement them for existing or new projects. I’ll also discuss how these practices are associated with publication.

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Wednesday, March 20

Tech4Teach Lightning Talk on Open Educational Resources

Join our lightning talk at Tech4Teach to learn more about open educational resources at Appalachian State University.

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Thursday, March 21

Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Greenbriar Theater, 7:00

Enjoy a fun evening at Greenbriar Theater watching a cutting-edge film about the publishing world. Free admission. Free drink. Free popcorn.

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Friday, March 22

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Workshop

Belk Library room 421, 12:00–1:00

In this interactive workshop, learn the basics about scholarly publishing services, open access, and how to select the best journals in which to publish your scholarship. Lunch will be provided!

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