NMSU Library To Mark "Open Access Week"
The NMSU Library is sponsoring three programs from October 21 to 25 to
mark Open Access Week (October 21-27), a global event now in its sixth
year. This celebration of new models of scholarly communication and
faculty publication promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and
research. The 2013 theme, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” aspires to
advance the global conversation and showcase a variety of OA
All presentations are free and open to the public. All events will be
held in the Library Conference Room, Zuhl Library Room 225. Light
refreshments will be served. The three programs are:
• Monday, October 21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Open Access Week Kickoff,
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition-Sponsored Webcast.
This event will feature a 60-minute panel discussion on the 2013 Open
Access theme. Discussion topics are Article Level Metrics (ALMs) and
changing the way scholarly communication is measured. Speakers on the
panel include Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American
Society for Cell Biology (ASCB); Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer
for the National Endowment for the Humanities; Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick,
Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association;
Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science and
Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science
Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
•Wednesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Open Access in Higher
Education – Some Essentials.
Is there tension between making content more accessible and maintaining
property and/or privacy rights? Consider the copyright challenges of
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs).
Regarding digital archives and library collections, it’s often not as easy
as it sounds to “just put everything online.” Instructors, archivists and
librarians must strike a balance between making information accessible to
a wider audience and protecting the materials in their care. We’ll
examine how copyright, privacy and other open access concerns can affect
the use and dissemination of material on the web. We’ll look at sharing
works and protecting rights, and the option of using Creative Commons
licenses to encourage reuse of one’s own work. Jenni Simonsen, MLIS
student intern, and Caitlin Wells, Rio Grande Historical Collections
Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, are the presenters.
• Friday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Open Access and Impact.
Are you a graduate student or a faculty member interested in submitting an
article to an open access journal, but not sure of the best one? Choosing
where, when and how to publish one’s research so it has impact is a
decision all researchers face. This session will provide faculty and
graduate students with information regarding Open Access publishing
options and discuss what “altmetrics” are. Presenters are Paula C
Johnson, engineering and mathematical sciences librarian, and Dr. Immo
Hansen, NMSU Department of Biology and PLOS One editor.
For more information, contact Johnson at (575) 646-7251 or