Open Access Week

William & Mary Libraries is thrilled to join the global research community in celebrating International Open Access Week, held the last week of October. Open Access Week was first launched in 2008 by SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and student partners, and seeks to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, open access advocacy, working towards the goal of making openness the default in research. This year’s theme “Open in Action,” aims to motivate individuals, institutions, and organizations to take concrete, actionable steps towards increasing open access to scholarly materials.

2016 Event Schedule

  • Oct 24 to Oct 28
    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Info Table

    Lobby, Swem Library

    Stop by the info table to learn more about open access and for a chance to win prizes!

  • Oct 25
    11:00am

    Roopika Risam Digital Humanities Workshop

    Ford Classroom, Swem Library

    This workshop introduces participants to using the archival content management system Omeka, as part of the launch of the W&M digital humanities initiative, to create digital projects that position social justice at the core of their mission.

  • Oct 26
    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Research Data Management Workshop

    Ford Classroom, Swem Library

    This hands-on session will offer guidance on using DMPTool, best practices surrounding data documentation and archiving, assistance on mediating funder mandates, and information on the many data management services offered through W&M Libraries.

  • Oct 26
    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Research Data Management Workshop - VIMS

    VIMS Hargis Library

    This hands-on session will offer guidance on using DMPTool, best practices surrounding data documentation and archiving, assistance on mediating funder mandates, and information on the many data management services offered through W&M Libraries.

  • Oct 27
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Starting and Sustaining an OA Publication Webinar

    Ford Classroom, Swem Library

    Presented by Molly Poremski and Amy Vilz, founding editors of the OA journal, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections at the University at Buffalo.

  • Oct 27
    6:00pm

    The Art of Publication Deals: Negotiating with Publishers about your Author's Rights

    Graduate Student Commons, Swem Library

    During this session, graduate students will have the opportunity to examine publication agreements from publishers in the humanities, science and social science fields.