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#OpenAccessWeek

 

Following another exciting year of the open access movement – “International Open Access Week 2018: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge” headlining as this year’s theme, it is nice to share some highlights which took place here and abroad:

 

@ubclibrary

– Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile
In this workshop, participants developed scholarly/publication profiles via traditional and social tools and identified ways to broadly participate in their respective fields (e.g. webinars, blogs, open education resources)
– Put a License On It!
This hands-on workshop enabled participants to bring their own presentations, papers, reports, and images for which they wanted to attach a Creative Commons license so that others would know if they could their works for re-use, re-mix, etc.
– Emerging Media Lab – demo session
Attendees saw a live demo of the new technologies and tools available in UBC’s Emerging Media Lab
– Tri-Agency Open Access Policy: Requirements and Routes to Compliance
This workshop provided research authors, grant holders, and other scholars on how to make their work comply with Open Access policies from Canada’s Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) including publication and self-archiving tips and strategies
– Open But Not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship
A panel event with Q&A about the invisible labour in open scholarship as it relates to the rise of open scholarship has resulted in new challenges for practitioners and stakeholders working within a system in transition
Pixelating – Digital Humanities Mixer: “So I’ve done some stuff in Text-Encoding Initiative (TEI)…now what?”
Participants explored the world of Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) which is an open-source, community-based, multilingual standard for digital textual scholarship
– UBC Learning Analytics Student API Hackathon
A hackathon which enabled participants to explore explore ways that Canvas API can be used to benefit students
– Can I Use This? Finding and Working with Open Educational Resources (OER)
Attendees learned answers to common questions about openly licensed materials used for teaching and learning.

 

And from around the world…

 

Check out these highlights which happened during Open Access Week 2018:

CIHR
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and the two ways for funded researchers to comply
ow.ly/zZip30mn8S4

 

Creative Commons

New educational resources on open licensing for preprints with @ASAPbio and @PLOS became available

http://asapbio.org/new-licensing-resources

SEE also https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqLqez3U4AAaum6.jpg

 

Harvard University

A record-setting year for @HarvardDASH, Harvard’s open-access repository

ow.ly/6FCW50juaoi

 

IFLA

Day 1 – Effect of Open Access on Copyright Challenges and Library Budgets in Africa bit.ly/2JakhiB

Day 2 – Open Access and Intergovernmental Organisations: Quadruple Dividend bit.ly/2NSNi37

Day 3 – How open access can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) bit.ly/2O0sKpl

Day 4 – The Economist and the Librarian: What the Nobel Prize Tells Us about Open Access and Libraries bit.ly/2qafRQ1

Day 5 – Reaching Further: Open Access and Public Libraries bit.ly/2Atz0Cx

Bonus: David Ramírez-Ordóñez’s post on #OpenAccess as a first step for #OpenScience bit.ly/2OPgpK6

 

OpenCon

Live from New York, it’s… #OpenCon United Nations Headquarters! Catch the online discussion, presentations and slides at #OpenConUN

 

Unpaywall

Free screening of “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” happened at UBC and around the world during Open Access Week 2018 http://unpaywall.org/

 

 

 

As we head into final exams, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will stay open longer to accommodate students and their study schedules. The Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, December 2 (opening at 6 a.m.) to Tuesday, December 18 (closing at 1 a.m.). Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: Level 1 (the lower level), the Chapman Learning Commons, Music, Art and Architecture Library or Ike’s Cafe.
The Indigitization Grant provides financial support to British Columbia Aboriginal communities and organizations for the conversion of audio materials on cassette to uncompressed digital file formats, such as broadcast wave. Application deadline is noon on December 10, 2018

Maya textiles reflect the ancestral wisdom embodied in the iconographic symbolism of its brocades that has been transmitted from generation to generation. For over a millennium, Maya women have been weaving their stories and brocade their textile legacy, continuing with the ancient tradition. They adapted their traditional style to new times, and this exhibit shows the evolving Maya fashion, techniques and materials over the past 30 years, highlighting the continuity of the symbolism and iconography.

This textile collection presents a small snap-shot of the changes, modes, continuity, and legacy of the diverse indigenous communities of Chiapas. Expert hands recorded their knowledge and incorporate their views of the world, adapting and using the materials they make a strong statement about their own culture – standing up for the present and the future.

We appreciate the support of the Cosulado General de Mexico in Vancouver and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

EscaparArte Chiapas A.C / Xanvil A.C.

This exhibit will be on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s foyer from November 9th, 2018 to December 18th, 2018.

 

 

In celebration of open access and its global impact for over a decade, UBC and SFU will be participating in the 2018 International Open Access Week event during October 22-28, 2018.

 

Throughout UBC’s 2018 Open Access Week event, scholars will showcase and discuss their innovative research, teaching and learning skills and experiences while inspiring others to learn more and get involved with the global open access movement. These events will highlight the various opportunities and pathways enabling open scholarship for researchers at UBC and beyond.

 

Similar to past UBC Open Access Week events, this year will include free lectures, workshops, a panel discussion with a Q&A session, seminars, and symposia for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Topical and timely issues will include the following ones to list just a few:

 

  • new challenges faced by practitioners and stakeholders
  • developing a scholarly/publishing profile
  • applying Creative Commons licenses to your work
  • navigating the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR)
  • discovering Open Educational Resources (OER)

 

Visit Open UBC to register and attend these free events

 

Learn more about Open Access at UBC

 

 

Join us in looking back at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre's past 10 years from August 27 through October 30, 2018 in the IKBLC Level 2 foyer and in Rare Books and Special Collections.
Applications are being accepted until October 14.

RBSC tours poster imageHave you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at RBSC? Join our weekly tour of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of British Columbia Library for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections. Tours are free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about!

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1st floor
1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus

For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

 

 

It is a pleasure to announce the release of cIRcle, UBC’s Research Repository Impact and Activity Report for 2017-2018!

 

In 2017-2018, cIRcle reached another milestone of over 60,000 items and saw an increase of its annual growth rate from 8% in previous years to 10%.

 

This report highlights’ include a sampling of cIRcle’s new and ongoing partnerships, its growth and development along with a snapshot of its top content contributors.

 

Two spotlights of cIRcle projects and collections included in the report are the BioMed Central/SpringerOpen project and the noteworthy additions in the UBC President’s Speeches and Writing collection.

 

Explore UBC research in cIRcle, for example, the growing number of preprints and postprints of academic journal articles, conference proceedings, departmental publications, technical reports, course notes, and much more.

 

 

 

 

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