Open Access Week
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.
Sign up for one of the events listed below or find out more about Open Access
- Proposal to publication
- Concordia open data program
- Using and sharing open access content
- Open educational resources
- Open data in Québec
- Wikipedia, translation, and open access
- Copyright and your thesis
- Selecting open access journals for publishing
- Open source hardware in research
- Open access Q&A
Proposal to publication: What authors should know about scholarly book publishing
Concordia University Press's acquisition editor and managing & production editor will give a brief overview of scholarly book publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Topics discussed will include: strategies for turning a dissertation into a book manuscript; how to identify a press that publishes in your area; drafting a book proposal; the peer review process; book production processes and your role; and open access scholarly book publishing.
|Monday, October 21||11 a.m. to 12 p.m.||LB-205||Register|
Introduction to the Concordia Open Data Program
In this one-hour workshop, we will discuss general open data principles, present the Concordia University Open Data Program and finish with a hands-on exercise using the program’s API. This is an introductory workshop, with no coding or other pre-requisites. Please bring a laptop or sign one out from the Loans and Returns desk.
|Monday, October 21||2 to 3 p.m.||LB-205||Register|
Using and sharing open access content: Creative Commons licenses
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.
|Tuesday, October 22||10 a.m. to 12 p.m.||VL-122||Register|
"I paid $0 for my textbooks!" - How open educational resources make course materials affordable
The cost of textbooks has skyrocketted in the last 20 years. Open educational resources (OER) have gained considerable momentum in Canada and around the world, making course materials more affordable and less restrictive in access. As part of Open Access Week, this session will give an overview of OER and its place in the open ecosystem. The new OER initiative at Concordia will also be shared.
|Tuesday, October 22||3 to 4 p.m.||LB-205||Register|
Open data in Québec
This presentation will look at the broad spectrum of open data, both statistical and geospatial, that Canadian and Quebec researchers can access. The emphasis will be on government-produced data at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. For instance, we will discuss data offered by Statistics Canada, Institut québécois de la statistique as well as geospatial data from the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) and from the City of Montreal’s open data portal. We will also address the issue of data-use licenses.
|Wednesday, October 23||10 to 11:15 a.m.||LB-207||Register|
Round table discussion on Wikipedia, translation, and open access
Featuring Anna Luisa Daigneault of Living Tongues, Daniel Bögre Udell of Wikitongues, and a member of the Atikamekw Wikipetcia project. This discussion will cover current issues related to translation and open-access in relationship to Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
|Wednesday, October 23||6 to 8 p.m.||LB-322||Register|
Copyright and your thesis
This GradProSkills workshop aims to raise awairness of copyright issues in writing a thesis. After presenting general information about copyright, we will discuss how it applies to you as the author of a thesis. First and foremost, we will cover copyright ownership and licensing of your thesis. For example, all thesis written at Concordia University, since 2008, are available via an open archive called Spectrum on the internet site of the Libraries. Following this, we will discuss the use of copyrighted content within your thesis, such as images, tables, etc. The two main points to consider are exceptions to copyright as well as the process to seek permission.
|Thursday, October 24||10 to 11:30 a.m.||LB-362||Register|
Selecting quality open access journals for publishing your research
This presentation will review the options to consider when choosing open access journals as venues to publish your research. Starting with a brief overview of open access publishing options and article processing charges, we will delve into some of the red flags associated with lower quality open access publications, and finish off with a variety of resources available to help you through the process of assessing and selecting the open access journal that's right for you.
|Thursday, October 24||2:30 to 4 p.m.||LB-207||Register|
Open source hardware in research
This presentation will provide an overview of the open source hardware movement and discuss how open source hardware is being used in research.
|Friday, November 1||10 - 11 a.m.||LB-207||Register|
Open access information desks
Got questions about Open Access? We're here to help! Librarians will be ready to answer your questions at different locations throughout the university during Open Access Week. Come say hi! And find out more about Open Access.
|Monday, October 21||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Dissertation Writer's Room, LB-5|
|Wednesday, October 23||1 - 3 p.m.||Dissertation Writer's Room, LB-5|
|Monday, October 21||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||CJ, Hot dog room|
|Tuesday, October 22||11 a.m. - 1 p.m.||SP, near the security desk|
|Wednesday, October 23||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||SP, near the security desk|
|12:30 - 2:30 p.m.||CJ, 2nd floor in front of Atrium|
|Thursday, October 24||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.||SP, near the security desk|