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Open Access Week 2016

To kick off this year’s Open Access Week, we are sharing information on open access workshops offered by The Ohio State University Libraries throughout the week. This blog post first appeared on the Research Commons blog.

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Next week, October 24-30, 2016, we celebrate the 9th International Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Open in Action” and will highlight ideas for taking action to open research and scholarship.

Open Access Week is a yearly global event to spread awareness of Open Access, a movement that supports free and immediate access to research. The Open Access movement seeks to maximize the impact and accessibility of published research through the removal of financial and use restrictions placed on research. Interested in learning more about Open Access? Peter Suber’s “Open Access Overview” provides a great summary of the Open Access movement and the different forms and vehicles through which Open Access research may be shared.

Join us at the Research Commons and Thompson Library to celebrate Open Access by attending an OA workshop offered by The Ohio State University Libraries next week:


Open Access: Know Your Rights, Share Your Research

This workshop will cover the basics of copyright and open access, including understanding your rights as an author, sharing your research to a broader audience, and publishing in open access journals. Presented in conjunction with International Open Access Week, this workshop will feature speakers from the University Libraries’ Copyright Resources Center and Publishing and Repository Services department. Light refreshments will be provided, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.

Light refreshments will be provided, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.
When: Tuesday, October 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library

Register: go.osu.edu/oa-workshop


Open Access Week: Creative Commons

Please join the University Libraries’ Copyright Resources Center for a workshop on Creative Commons (CC). The session will introduce CC and explore how CC licenses benefit creators and users of licensed material. These licenses contribute to affordability and the development and use of Open Educational Resources, a particularly relevant topic for us in light of the university-wide focus on affordable learning. Bring your questions!

When: Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Where: Thompson Library, Room 165

RSVP: http://go.osu.edu/oa-creativecommons


Open Data: A Panel Discussion

Curious about Open Data? Want to know more about where to find Open Data to use in your own research, or how to make your data open to comply with funding agency mandates? Have your top concerns and questions addressed by a group of campus experts – all who are interested in Open Data are welcome!

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State. Learn more at: go.osu.edu/dataanalyticsmonth.


When: Wednesday, October 26, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Register: go.osu.edu/opendata-panel


By Maria Scheid, Rights Management Specialist at the Copyright Resources Center, The Ohio State University Libraries

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, 2011

January 28, 2011 is Data Privacy Day.  Sponsored by a variety of businesses, universities, not-for profit organizations, and governmental entities, the purpose of Data Privacy Day is to encourage dialogue about “digital lives in a networked world.”  Privacy is on many people’s minds right now, as we grapple with the often-conflicting desires to reveal and conceal information about ourselves online.

Here are some recent news items about privacy, plus resources that I consult regularly for information:

Here at OSU, the Office of the CIO has resources about privacy, security, and safe computing at Buckeye Secure.

Recently, there was an interesting investigative piece in the Wall Street Journal on personal data sharing from smartphone apps.  One of the offenders they single out Pandora, one of the most popular apps  (and one I use heavily, sigh).

On Wednesday, January 26, Facebook announced that it can now be used completely via https for additional privacy and security.  Also, in some cases, it will start requiring social authentication through identifying people in photographs rather than through the more commonly-used captchas.  

The International Association of Privacy Professionals  has a Knowledge Center with many links and articles about privacy.  It’s a good place to get some background reading or keep up with the latest information on the subject.

Daniel Solove  is one of my favorite writers about privacy and the law.  Two of his recent books, Understanding Privacy and The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet are thoughtful and accessible to the non-lawyer.  He will publish Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security this year.

Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It addresses privacy and more in his discussion about how to preserve the generativity of the Internet.  Zittrain’s blog  is also a good source for commentary on privacy issues in the news.  Zittrain is a professor at Harvard Law School, but much of his work has a heavy technical and social orientation.

Data Privacy Day 2010

Data Privacy Day is January 28.  It’s not a copyright issue, but definitely something that involves the law and libraries.  For example, here is a report on a related conference Reader Privacy:  Should Library Privacy Standards Apply in the Digital World, which discusses reader privacy for ebooks and proposed priacy standards for books available through Google Book Search.