Please join Copyright Services as we celebrate Open Access Week, October 22-26, 2018!

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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Film Screening)

Wednesday, October 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of Open Access Week, join us for a screening of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a film that focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $10-25 billion a year that flows to for-profit academic publishers, and examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier. After the hour long film, stay for a panel-facilitated audience discussion.

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the University Libraries’ Research Commons and Scholarly Sharing Program Area and the Health Sciences Library.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Wednesday, October 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thompson Library, Room 165 


Open Teaching, Learning, and Research: Making Your Scholarship More Affordable and Accessible through Open Licensing (Presentation)

Friday, October 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During Open Access Week, join the University Libraries’ Copyright Services to learn more about the benefits and special considerations in making your scholarship and teaching materials openly available. This presentation will provide an introduction to the rights provided to authors under copyright law and review important points of OSU’s IP policy. We will explore the different open license options provided by Creative Commons and discuss how those licenses can be utilized in your teaching and research.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Friday, October 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library