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Open Access to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.
Open Access Week

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10:00-11:00 Pre-Event Workshop: Selecting an Open Access Journal for Publication - Heidi Zuniga
11:30-12:00 Lunch served
12:000-12:50 Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Willinsky, Open Has Long Been an Intellectual Property of Learning and What You Can Do About It
12:50-1:00 Break
1:00-1:50 Open Educational Panel: Open Textbooks and Educational Resources: Instructor Experiences and Perspectives - Dr. Alyssa Gibbons, Dr. Iuliana Oprea, and Dr. Daniel Graham
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-2:45 Open Access: A Navigation Guide to Open Access Journals - Dr. Jean Peccoud
2:45-3:30 Open Data: Why Would I Ever Let a Librarian Near My Research Data? - Dr. Tobin Magle
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Pre-Event Workshop: Selecting an Open Access Journal for Publication


This workshop will provide an overview of the problem of questionable (sometimes called predatory) open access (OA) journals and will outline the benefits of publishing with high quality OA journals. Participants will learn how to recognize questionable OA journals and how to search for and identify high quality OA journals. Participants will also have an opportunity to search online for either questionable or high quality OA journals and share what they find. The workshop will conclude with a discussion about the ways in which libraries can assist researchers in identifying high quality OA journals.

Open Has Long Been an Intellectual Property of Learning and What You Can Do About it


Rather than a twenty-first century digital disruption of the publishing market, the spirit of openness has long been a part of what distinguishes educational resources from other goods. The history of learning in the West speaks dramatically to educators' rights and responsibilities in creating works that are part of an open commons. This commons has long been supported by the larger world because of the value it creates. This presentation will touch lightly on this history in establishing the case for the commons, before taking up the current promise and pressing challenges associated with two of today's vital educational movements: open educational resources and open access to research and scholarship.

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software in support of greater access to knowledge. His books include the Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006) and Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke (Chicago, in press).

Open Textbooks and Educational Resources: Instructor Experiences and Perspectives


In this moderated panel discussion, three CSU instructors who have adopted open textbooks for Fall 2016 courses will share their perspectives and experiences. Join us to hear from panelists Alyssa Gibbons (Instructor, Psychology), Iuliana Oprea (Associate Professor, Mathematics), and Dan Graham (Assistant Professor, Psychology).

A navigation guide to Open Access journals


Over the last decade, scientific publishing has been disrupted by the emergence of a new business model whereby the cost of publishing scientific articles is borne by the authors rather than the readers. Adoption of open access publishing has been embraced by some disciplines and resisted by others. A new generation of highly respected and predatory publishers have capitalized on this trend. Established publishers have been evolving by offering authors different publishing options. This evolution can be confusing to authors who may be struggling to understand the upside of paying article processing fees out of their limited research budgets.

Professor Jean Peccoud is the Abell chair in synthetic biology in the Department of Chemical & Biological engineering at Colorado State. In his current role Prof. Peccoud combines computational biology and cell biology efforts to develop predictive models of the phenotype encoded in natural and synthetic DNA sequences. Prof. Peccoud is also the founder of GenoFAB, LLC which provides genetic design services and training to biotechnology companies in order to optimize the expression of their genes of interest.

Shortly after completing a PhD in immunology, Prof. Peccoud switched to computational biology by working on molecular noise in gene regulatory networks in 1989 and published one of the first articles on this topic in 1995. In 1993, he recognized the importance of real-time PCR and developed new statistical techniques suitable to analyse this new type of data. In 2002, he observed with excitement the very early development of synthetic biology, which enabled him to lead a very exploratory project in a corporate environment and later start an academic research group dedicated to this topic.

Why would I ever let a librarian near my research data?


Researchers are producing more data than ever before, often in a digital format. Without proper preservation, these valuable sources of insight are being lost over time. Concurrently, research funding is becoming more scarce, and funding agencies are trying to get more "bang for their buck" by mandating open sharing of data in the hopes that it will be reused to generate new insights. This talk discusses examples of how open data can improve your CV as well as being beneficial to society.

Tobin Magle, PhD is the Data Management Specialist at the Morgan Library. Tobin has a background in molecular microbiology studying brain parasites and malaria transmission. Tobin made the leap into libraries as the Bioinformationist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2014. At CSU, Tobin assists researchers with data management through a series of educational workshops and one on one consultations.
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Location Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall, 1201 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO
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Registration Closes10/27/2016 12:00 PM
Event Starts10/28/2016 10:00 AM
Event Ends10/28/2016 3:30 PM
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A global event now in its 9th year, promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research.

Sessions for this event

ViewSession GroupSessionLocationStartsEndsStatus
Sessions you plan to attendSelecting an Open Access Journal for Publication Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 10:00 AM10/28/2016 11:00 AM Success Available
Sessions you plan to attendLunch Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 11:30 AM10/28/2016 12:00 PM Success Available
Sessions you plan to attendOpen Has Long Been an Intellectual Property of Learning and What You Can Do About It Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 12:00 PM10/28/2016 12:50 PM Success Available
Sessions you plan to attendOpen Textbooks and Educational Resources: Instructor Experiences and Perspectives Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 1:00 PM10/28/2016 1:50 PM Success Available
Sessions you plan to attendA Navigation Guide to Open Access Journals Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 2:00 PM10/28/2016 2:45 PM Success Available
Sessions you plan to attendWhy Would I Ever Let a Librarian Near My Research Data? Colorado State University, Morgan Library Event Hall 10/28/2016 2:45 PM10/28/2016 3:30 PM Success Available