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Auburn University Libraries will be hosting Open Access Week events October 23 to 27 to highlight the importance of open access to research.


HathiTrust Public Domain Papers: The Past is a Different Country

HathiTrust is a treasure chest of public domain online information which allows us to see the past through historical sources. The HathiTrust will be used to examine both historical events and pioneering scientific papers. By looking at illustrations from the turn of the 19th century to illustrate how different the past was, the audience will see  many things in their infancy which has become the advanced technology we use today.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: RBD, Wireless Lab (Rm 2041)


Open Access Mega-publishers: A Very Special Issue

With the rise of mega-journals and mega-publishers, the line between open access reputable and predatory publishers has become increasingly blurred. As mega-journals have increased journal impact factors, so has scrutiny surrounding their practices. Informal conversations about hasty peer review and aggressive solicitation of manuscripts leaves them in a gray zone on internal journal ranking used by many departments in promotion and tenure decisions. This presentation will place this issue in context and discuss the implications it may have for researchers.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: RBD, Wireless Lab (Rm 2041)


Providing Public Access to Research with Auburn's Repository

The "Nelson Memo" from the Office of Science and Technology Policy advises federal funding agencies to institute public access mandates for both research articles and supporting data over the next several years. Learn how you can use AUrora, Auburn's institutional repository, to make your research openly available at no charge.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: RBD, Wireless Lab (Rm 2041)


Open Access, Open Data, Open Science: How Do We Reap the Benefits While Avoiding the Pitfalls?

AU Libraries hosts special guest Rick Anderson, University Librarian at Brigham Young University, for a live webinar.

Every mode and method of doing science and of disseminating the results comes with costs, benefits, and complexities. The growing movement towards “openness” (a single word with myriad meanings and applications) tends to take it as given either that downsides of openness are nonexistent or trivial, or that the upsides are worth it by definition – a position that borders on the religious rather than the scientific. So how might we minimize the downsides and maximize the upsides?

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/82964362500


Paywall - The Business of Scholarship

Join us for a screening of this documentary, which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. The film questions why $25.2 billion a year flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher, Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Popcorn and drinks provided. No registration required.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: RBD Library, Ground Floor Auditorium

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