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Case for Open Access

This week we celebrate Open Access Week on campus.  You may be wondering…

What is the case for open access publishing at UNC Charlotte?

Watch this quick video produced by Atkins Library, featuring UNC Charlotte University Librarian, Stanley Wilder, and Dr. Susan Arthur, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Library Committee at UNC Charlotte.

Have questions?

Visit Information Tables on Monday, October 21 between 10:30 and 12:30 at locations around campus (Atkins Library, Fretwell, CHHS, EPIC) to learn about open access, copyright, author rights, publishing agreements, federal funding requirements, and more.  Attend other open access week events on campus.

Learn more about the case for open access publishing at UNC Charlotte by visiting this Open Access Resources Page on the Atkins Library website.

Consider joining us for the Open Access Symposium on Monday, November 4 to become more engaged in this discussion on campus. Featured speakers include Pete Binfield, Co-founder and Publisher of PeerJ; David Hoole, Marketing Director of Nature; Della Sar, Director at Nature; Peggy Hoon, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Atkins Library; and a panel of UNC Charlotte faculty who have experience editing or publishing in open access publications.


Open Access Week

Open Access WeekOpen Access Week 2013 is a global event, now in its 6th year, that raises awareness and serves to promote open access in scholarship and research.  The Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab at UNC Charlotte is hosting several events during Open Access Week. All events are free and open to the public.


A two-day Open Access Symposium will follow Open Access Week, and will provide a forum for discussions relating to the open access movement. Day 1 of the symposium (November 4) is designed for UNC Charlotte faculty.


UNC Charlotte’s Open Access Data Repository
Event type: Information session
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Reese Manceaux, Data Services Librarian and Coordinator
Description:  The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the open access data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.  The UNC Charlotte Data Repository is for social science researchers who have datasets they wish to publish and share. The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers. There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process.  We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets.

Open Access:  Measuring Impact and Changing Scholarly Practices
Event type:  Webinar
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Description:  This is the national kick-off event for Open Access Week.  This webinar is hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the World Bank. The live event will be webcast from Washington, DC and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person.   A panel will discuss the topic of article level metrics and the changing way scholarly communication is measured.

Researchers’ Guide to NIH Open Access Mandate
Event type: Information session
Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Fretwell 430C
Presenters: Peter Szanton, Associate Director of Sponsored Research, and Pam King, Director of Sponsored Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Description: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Sponsored Research will present a NIH/PubMedCentral guide to assist faculty in compliance with the OA mandate attached to NIH grant funds.

Your Start-up Guide to Open Journal Publishing
Event type: Information session
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Heather McCullough, Ph.D., Head of Digital Scholarship
Description:  If you want to publish an open access journal, the library can help you.  Open Journal System (OJS) is a full-featured content management system for managing all steps in the process of editing and publishing an open access peer-reviewed journal.  See a demonstration of this library service and learn about the support available for scholarly publishing.

Conversation with Peter Suber, Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications
Event type: Web conference
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter: Peter Suber, Ph.D.
Description: Join us for an interactive discussion with Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and author of Open Access (MIT Press, 2012).  Attendees can submit questions and comments in real time during the session.

Introduction to Open Access and Copyright
Event type: Information session
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Atkins 273
Presenter:  Peggy Hoon, J.D., Scholarly Communication Librarian
Description:  What is open access and why is it a superior model for sharing research?  Gain a better understanding of open access, copyright, and alternative licensing.

Source: http://library.uncc.edu/node/13302

Students as Scholars

Part of preparing students to work as the potential scholars of the future is engaging them in the scholarly discussion surrounding the publishing and distribution of scholarly research.  Such discussions can explain why libraries pay thousands of dollars for databases, and they can also introduce the open access movement, and new models for measuring the impact of scholarly work.

photo of award winners

2013 Undergraduate Conference Award Winners

Introduce short discussions in class on the nature of scholarly publishing and use yourself as an example.  All of you have published and some of you even edit journals; explain the process so that students understand why you require and value peer-reviewed or scholarly sources.  Last year I started calling on faculty during library instruction sessions to discuss their own research with their students.  This conversation helps students understand what you do beyond teaching, and it can also get them thinking about whether or not your profession interests them.

You can also use these discussions in class to promote the opportunities that students have to begin their own work as scholars.  The annual UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference and Graduate Research Symposium are just two opportunities.

Save the Dates:

Open Access Symposium: November 4 and 5, 2013
Undergraduate Research Conference: April 25, 2014

DSL Workshops

Digital Scholarship Lab Workshops

Workshops provided by Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  Click HERE for a full list of DSL workshops and events offered this semester.

WORKSHOP: e-Journal Publication Support at Atkins Library

This workshop will provide an overview of the library support available to faculty members who edit journals or who may wish to edit journals.  The library provides a robust content management system that provides a framework with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.   Participants will be introduced to the content management system, learn about the library support and services available.  There will be ample time for discussion and for questions.

  • Friday, September 14, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
  • Wednesday, October 17, Atkins 273, 3 – 4 pm, Register

WORKSHOP: Data Management & Data Services

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library’s Dataverse Network is available to publish, share, reference, extract, and analyze research data for our faculty and graduate students. It facilitates making data available to others: researchers and data authors get credit; publishers and distributors get credit; affiliated institutions get credit. Each Dataverse contains studies or collections of studies, and each study contains cataloging information that describes the data plus the actual data files and complementary files. Please join us at this presentation to learn about the library’s data management services and its data repository.   The presentation will present an overview of data management services and guidance the library can provide and will demonstrate the library’s data repository.

  • Friday, September 21, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register

WORKSHOP: Introduction to GIS

Learn some of the basic concepts of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), finding geospatial data, and be familiar with some of the basic functions of ArcGIS 10.0 to create your own thematic maps: adding data, creating new layers, joining tables, calculating attribute values, and classifying features by quantity, labeling data, and laying out data.

  • Tuesday, September 18, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register
  • Friday, October 19, Atkins 273, 10 – 11 am, Register