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This year marks the 5th annual Open Access Week event series at the University of British Columbia.  Don’t miss out on this celebration. Join us on Oct. 22-23 in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Open UBC “encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide”. It is a free event series held in conjunction with Celebrate Learning Week (Oct. 20-26), International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27), and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

Guest speakers and highlights include Peter Binfield (co-founder of PeerJ), Paul Stacey (senior project manager at Creative Commons), Margaret Munro (award-winning science writer at Postmedia News), a Student Open Access Pecha Kucha panel presentation, an Open robotics and 3D printing demonstration, and experts on open education and flexible learning, including Erin Fields (Teaching and Learning Librarian) from UBC Library.

Now, let the Open UBC 2013 countdown begin! Register today at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Did You Know? 

“The Open Access ‘Megajournal’ (a class of journal defined by the success of PLOS ONE) is a reasonably recent phenomenon, but one that some observers believe is poised to change the publishing world very rapidly.” Read more about it at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/2013/09/03/open-access-megajournals/. Register for any (or all) Open UBC 2013 event sessions at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

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