Open Access Week Events @ Cornell

See recordings of all our OA Week sessions here: 

  • Variations on a Theme: Alternatives to APCs

    • Monday, October 23, 1pm to 2pm
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    • Panelists: Peter McCracken, Maureen Morris, Kizer Walker
    • Among commercial publishers, Article Processing Charges (APCs) cover publishing costs and make it possible for articles to be published OA. But what other options exist, particularly when APCs can reach up to $11,000 per article? Other options do exist, such as Diamond OA, where all costs are borne by the publisher and the author is not required to pay any APCs; Subscribe to Open, where no payment is associated with an article, but instead publishers receive enough funding to cover their costs and then make all content freely available; and financial support from beyond the library for Read & Publish deals, which can (sometimes) save money for high-output departments that would otherwise need to fund numerous APCs.
  • 30 Years In, ∞ To Go | arXiv’s role in today’s Open Access ecosystem 

    • Tuesday, October 24, 1pm to 2pm. 

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    • Panelists:  Kat Boboris, Community Engagement Manager; Shamsi Brinn, User Experience Manager; Charles Frankston, Technical Director; Stephanie Orphan, Program Director; Steinn Sigurdsson, PhD, Professor of Astronomy at Penn State University and arXiv Scientific Director

    • “Open, above all” has been arXiv's calling card for more than 30 years. We are a preprint repository for scientific research, completely open and free to all. In 1991, arXiv was a pioneer of open access, reinventing science communications by providing an open, reliable platform which enabled researchers to share their research with their peers quickly, before publication. While that continues to be our focus today, the ecosystem in which we operate has changed over the years, and arXiv has learned to adapt with it. In honor of Open Access Week 2023, please join us virtually to learn about some of the ways in which arXiv continues to pioneer “Community Over Commercialization” as well as how we are evolving to keep pace with the changes important to the communities we serve. Our discussion will include updates on our work on accessibility in research (HTML Papers Project), our goals for extended interoperability (arXivLABs), our technology migration, and more. 

  • Open Access Books in the Fight against Climate Change. 

    • Wednesday, October 25, 1pm to 2pm. 

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    • Panelists: Jonathan Hall, Digital Marketing Manager, Cornell University Press, Marianne Krasny, Cornell Professor and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab, co-author of Communicating Climate Change, John Linstrom, Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate and Inequality at the Climate Museum, editor of the new edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey’s The Nature-Study Idea.

    • Learn how open access (OA) books can be powerful and effective tools to help combat climate change. Global problems require global solutions, and with OA books being accessible worldwide for free, they have the ability to break down geographical barriers and allow people from all walks of life to access crucial information. Learn about OA books’ advantages to print books, some surprising data on where OA climate change books are being used domestically and abroad, and hear recommendations on what you can do to help stem the climate crisis.

  • The Nelson Memo, NIH data sharing requirements, desirable characteristics of data repositories…. how the library can help researchers navigate compliance in an evolving open scholarship system. 

    • Thursday, October 26, 1pm to 2pm. 

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    • Panelists: Wendy Kozlowski, Sarah J. Wright, & Erica Johns.

    • Join the Director of Research Data and Open Scholarship, the Research Data and Life Sciences Librarian, and the Lead Librarian for the eCommons Institutional Repository Service as they review the national data sharing landscape, explain the ways our data curation service provides support for funder requirements, and demonstrate how the library’s institutional repository is a solution for compliance.

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