Monday, 10/24: Scholarship That’s Scholar-Led: An Introduction to Open Access

Presented By Megan Wacha, CUNY

This webinar will provide an introduction to open access publishing models, and the foundation for understanding them not only as a recent development in scholarly communication, but as a return to scholar-led publishing practices.
Megan Wacha is the Scholarly Communications Librarian in the central Office of Library Services at the City University of New York, where she leads each of the campus libraries in the development and management of CUNY’s open access institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works. Prior to joining CUNY, she held positions at the New York Public Library, New York University, and, most recently, at Barnard College. She is also an active Wikipedian, and, guided by the principle that Wikipedia is the encyclopedia anyone can edit, she works to increase contributions by and about women and other marginalized peoples.

Tuesday, 10/25:  The Bigger Picture of OA: Alternate Models of Review & Emerging Practices

Presented By Heather Joseph, SPARC

The traditional peer review process began in the 18th Century. How has the scholarly and publishing community adapted that process to more efficient and modern means? What established and alternative methods have emerged since that time? Join Heather to learn about a wide range of open access models and what the future of OA publishing might be like.
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.

Wednesday, 10/26: SUNY OER Services: What They Can Do for You

Presented By Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes.
Allison Brown is a creative publishing professional with expertise in project management, book design & production, and EPUB development. She’s passionate about exploring innovative publishing workflows, working with faculty and subject experts to produce open educational resources, and lifelong learning.

Thursday, 10/27: Starting and Sustaining an OA Publication

Presented By Molly Poremski and Amy Vilz, University at Buffalo’s The Reading Room

Amy Vilz and Molly Poremski, founding editors of the OA journal, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections will discuss what prompted them to start a new OA journal and how the experience has been. They’ll discuss everything they’ve learned, both good and bad, since the journal’s creation in 2014.
Molly Poremski started her library career in 2005 at Vanderbilt University, where she worked as the Spanish and Portuguese language cataloger. A few years later, she became the rare books cataloger for Vanderbilt. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown of Buffalo, NY to work as the subject liaison librarian for the Romance Languages department at the University at Buffalo. This past year, she became the Digital Collections Librarian, and manages the digital collections of the University at Buffalo Libraries. Amy Vilz is quick to dispel the notion that archives are dusty collections far from the public eye. She sees them as repositories of living history. Amy is the co-founder of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections which is a scholarly journal committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting

Friday, 10/28: Understanding and Protecting Your Rights as an Author

Presented By Jill Cirasella, CUNY

When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to? Learn how to make sense of those agreements, and how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create!
Jill Cirasella is Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In this position, she oversees reference, instruction, outreach, circulation, interlibrary loan, and thesis/dissertation services, and leads the library’s scholarly communication initiatives. Jill is a vocal advocate of open access to scholarly literature and seeks to promote understanding and adoption of open access at CUNY and beyond.

Joel Parker

from SUNY Plattsburgh shares slides and video from Joel Parker’s presentation “Advice for Beginners on How to Use Student Wikipedia Page Editing in a Science Class” (October 25, 2016) in the Reading Room at Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh. http://digitalcommons.plattsburgh.edu/feinberg_events/1/
Promotional Documents for SUNY OA Week 2016 are linked below.  Please feel free to reuse/redistribute/revise as needed.

Many people contributed to this website and the success of SUNY OA Week 2016, including:

Jessica Clemons, ESF; Kristin Hart, Maritime; Mark McBride, Monroe Community College; Matthew Kopel, CLRC; Elizabeth Brown, Binghamton University; Annie Tummino, Maritime; Kim Myers, Brockport; Joshua Beatty, Plattsburgh; Sarah Morehouse, Empire State College; Carrie Marten, SUNY Purchase; Darren Chase, Stony Brook University; John Schumacher, SUNY OLIS; and Donna Dixon, SUNY Press.