UBC is once again participating in the International Open Access Week event, where the research and academic community worldwide come together to share and learn about open access and other connected global open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide. UBC’s own event – Open UBC – showcases four days of topical forums, lectures and workshops about open scholarship by invited Guest Lecturers and UBC’s own community of faculty, students & staff.

Highlights include:

  • Opening Up Education – Creative Alternatives to Access Copyright – Keynote SpeakerBy Paul Stacey, Director, Communications, Stakeholder & Academic Relations at BCcampus
  • A Course on Reproducible Research in Computational and Data Science: What should it be? – By  Dr. Ian Mitchell & Dr. Dhavide Arulia
  • Transitioning a journal to an open access business model: a Canadian perspective – By Lesley Andres, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia and Editor of Canadian Journal of Higher Education
  • Open Access – What problems are we trying to fix? – Keynote Speaker – By Dr. David Rosenthal, Chief Scientist, LOCKSS
  • Opening the Possibilities of the Internet: OpenMedia.ca’s Transformative Campaigns and the University Community – Keynote Speaker – By Reilly Yeo, Managing Director, OpenMedia.ca
  • Publishers from Public Library of Science & Springer Publishing will talk about their Open Access Business models
  • Opening Up Worldwide Access to key BC Historical Documents: Chinese Canadian Stories, BC Historical Newspapers and more
  • UBC Faculty will share and exchange their innovative approaches to the dissemination of their research in a showcase and exchange of ideas event – By Dr. Anne-Marie Nicols, Dr. Paul Evans,  Dr. Rosie Redfield, Dr. Erin Michalak, Dr. Harry Brumer,  Dr. Wyeth W. Wasserman and  Dimas Yusuf

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools. No registration necessary.

Location:  All events in Lillooet (301) Room in the Chapman Learning Commons, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver Campus unless indicated otherwise.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

For more information about the event contact: ubc-oaweek@interchange.ubc.ca

Open UBC is  held in conjunction with International Open Access Week, October 24-27, 2011: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/openubc

Flickr Photo of UBC Library's ASRS (Automated Storage Retrieval System)

 OA Session for Today – Monday, October 24th:

A Course on Reproducible Research in Computational and Data Science:

What should it be?

@ 3:00-4:00pm today

Location: Leonard S. Klinck building, Rm 301 – 6356 Agricultural Road (Institute of Applied Mathematics)

Click here to see OA Week schedule at UBC Vancouver & UBC Okanagan.

Unless otherwise noted, all OA sessions held at UBC Vancouver are located in the Lillooet Room – 3rd floor – Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Connect from your own computer or come in-person to the free live OA webcast sessions.

Photo courtesy of UBC Library’s Flickr Photostream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary/4093904130/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Did You Know?

If you missed out on attending previous Open Access Week at UBC events, you can find a selection of podcast, webcast and other OA session presentations under the Library Events collection in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/2689.


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