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Open Access Week

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What is Open Access Week?

Open Access Week is a global event where academics and researchers learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, share what they know with others, and promote Open Access so that it becomes a new norm in scholarship and research.

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2020 Events

Proposal to publication: What authors should know about scholarly book publishing

The peer-reviewed monograph is one of the primary ways by which in scholars in many disciplines share and disseminate their research. In this workshop, Concordia University Press's acquisition editor and managing & production editor will give a brief overview of scholarly book publishing in the humanities and qualitative social sciences.

Date Time Location Register
Tuesday, October 20 10 to 11 a.m. Online Register

Using and sharing open access content: Creative Commons licences

Learn how to get, collaborate on, and share open access research or creative content with Creative Commons (CC) licences. Whether you need images for a presentation, are seeking information to inform your own research, or want to mix sounds into new music, Creative Commons licences enable you to access and share with a greatly expanding, global body of work. In this workshop you will find out what the Creative Commons is and how to use CC licences. We will practice working with CC content and look at the ramifications of applying different licences to our own work. We will also explore some useful tools for finding CC-licensed work.

Date Time Location Register
Thursday, October 22 9:30 to 11 a.m. Online Register

Open Educational Resources: Making course materials affordable and accessible

Open educational resources (OER) have gained considerable momentum in Canada and around the world, significantly lowering the cost of course materials and enabling access for all. As part of Open Access Week, this session will give an overview of OER, go over the major OER repositories, and introduce the OER program at Concordia.

Date Time Location Register
Tuesday, October 20 12 to 1 p.m. Online Register

Accessing Open Data

This presentation will give an overview of the main open data sources at the federal, provincial and municipal level. For instance, we will talk about Statistics Canada, l’Institut de la statistique du Québec and the geospatial data from the Ministère de l’Énergie et Ressources naturelles (MERN). We will also cover the Montreal Open Data Portal. The focus will be identifying the best tools We will conclude by introducing the question of Research Data Management and where to find data produced by faculty and graduate students.

Cet atelier présentera l’éventail de données ouvertes, aussi bien données statistiques que géospatiales, qui s’offre aux chercheurs québécois et canadiens. L’accent sera mis sur les données produites par les différents gouvernements aux niveaux fédéral, provincial et municipal. On y verra notamment les produits de Statistique Canada, de l’Institut québécois de la statistique, les données géospatiales du Ministère de l’Énergie et Ressources naturelles (MERN), et le portail de données ouvertes de la Ville de Montréal. Nous traiterons aussi de la question des licences d’utilisation.

Date Time Location Register
Wednesday, October 21 10 to 11 a.m. Online Register

Updated: Tuesday 6 October 2020
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