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Open Access Week event of possible interest to IRT folks (Fri 10/25, 10am-noon @ GC)

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    You are invited to the first event in the Information Interventions @ CUNY series organized by the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable…

    Open Access to Scholarly Literature: Which Side Are You On?
    Friday, October 25, 2013, 10am – noon
    The Graduate Center, Rooms C201/C202 (Concourse Level)
    Refreshments will be served

    Open access (OA) to scholarly literature recently hit a major milestone: Half of all research articles published become open access, either immediately or after an embargo period. Are the articles you read among them? What about the articles you write? Are the journals to which you submit open-access friendly? What about the journals for which you peer review? Are there any reasons why the public should not have access to the results of taxpayer-funded research?

    Jill Cirasella (Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Center) will explain the motivation for OA, describe the details of OA, and differentiate between publishing in open access journals (“gold” OA) and self-archiving works in OA repositories (“green” OA). She will also dispel persistent myths about OA and examine some of the challenges to OA.

    Please RSVP by Friday, October 18 to Jill Cirasella (jcirasella@gc.cuny.edu) or Maura Smale (msmale@citytech.cuny.edu).

    And that’s not all! There are more Information Interventions @ CUNY coming up!

    Save the date for our upcoming event on predatory journals and conferences!
    Friday, November 15, 2013, 10am-noon
    The Graduate Center, C203/C204 (Concourse Level)

    And stay tuned for Spring 2014 events about open educational resources and the controversy surrounding dissertations and open access!

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