North America: Open Access Day 2008

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CANADA

Newfoundland & Labrador

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada


Alberta

University of Alberta Libraries, Edmonton

University of Calgary

  • Contact: Mary Westell
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We're considering options but will definitely mark the day.

British Columbia

BC Electronic Library Network, Burnaby

University of British Columbia, Vancouver


University of British Columbia, Okanagan

  • Contact: Peter Arthur
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

  • Contacts: Sandra Wong, swongj@sfu.ca or Leslie Rimmer, lsrimmer@sfu.ca
  • Location: Room 2020, WAC Bennett Library
  • Link for more details, if available:

University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria

  • Contact: Inba Kehoe, Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Ontario

McMaster University Library, Hamilton

  • Contact: Barbara McDonald, Scholarly Communication Librarian mcdonb@mcmaster.ca
  • Library News
  • It's Election Day in Canada, so we won't be joining you for the broadcast!


Queen's University, Kingston

  • Contact: Jackie Druery
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

University of Ottawa

  • Contact: Mary Curran mgcurran@uottawa.ca or Halina DeMaurivez hdemauri@uottawa.ca
  • Location, if available: We will be hosting OA Day Web Bradcast from 7-8 p.m. in Room 221 Morisset, Morisset Library, University of Ottawa.
  • Link for more details, if available:

University of Toronto

  • Contact: Stian Haklev
  • We decided to postpone it, because it is both Election Day, a Jewish Holiday and day after Canadian Thanksgiving

University of Western Ontario

  • Contact: Adrian Ho
  • Location, if available: We are hosting a group viewing of the Webcast at 7 pm Eastern Time at Room 120, Teaching Support Centre, The D.B. Weldon Library.
  • Link for more details, if available:

York University

Montreal

Universite de Montreal

  • Contact: Jean-Claude Guedon
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Concordia University

  • Contact: Jared Wiercinski
  • To mark Open Access Day we will have an info-booth where librarians will provide information about Open Access as well as provide buttons, bookmarks, and handouts. We will also broadcast the webcast and promote our new Open Access web page.


U.S.A

California

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso

  • Contact: Marisa Ramirez
  • Location, if available: San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly
  • Link for more details, if available:

California State University, Northridge

Caltech, Pasadena

  • Contact: George Porter
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • I first heard about the event at the SPARC Forum at ALA Annual in Anaheim.||We'll definitely have viewings & refreshments for both broadcast segments.||Additional activities will likely be scheduled in between the two broadcasts. We'll integrate Open Access Day into the second year of ongoing programming addressing faculty and student concerns with the scholarly publishing system.

Claremont Colleges

  • Contact: Allegra Gonzalez or Sheree Fu.
  • Location: Claremont, California
  • Link for more details: Claremont Colleges
  • We are holding a viewing reception in the Honnold/Mudd Library beginning at 6 pm on Oct. 14th. We are also making a faculty testimonial video that we'll put in our Library Events collection in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

  • Contact: Donna Okubo
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Link for more details, if available
  • PLoS will be celebrating OA Day and our 5th Anniversary. Event will start at 3:30 at the PLoS Office in San Francisco.

SciVee, Inc. / UCSD, San Diego

  • Contact: Lynn Fink
  • Location, if available: UCSD
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • Hi, SciVee would like to support and promote Open Access Day as much as possible. Our co-founder, Phil Bourne, will be giving a talk at UCSD on the day. We will also be participating in a new building dedication which would be good chance to reach a large group of scientists and we can dedicate some space on our website home page to OAD. Much of our content is OA so we could highlight that.||We can come up some of our own plans, but we would also like to know if there are any specific things you have in mind.||Thanks!

UC Berkeley, Berkeley

  • Contact: Margaret Phillips
  • Location: FSM Cafe @ Moffitt Library, Berkeley
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • The Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Committee is proud to host Open Access Day @ Berkeley in the Free Speech Movement Cafe (at the Moffitt Library on UC Berkeley's campus). The Committee is composed of staff from the UC Berkeley Libraries, and the Library and the Berkeley Chapter of Students for Free Culture are co-sponsoring the event. The scheduled local speaker, Prof. Mike Eisen (co-founder of PLoS), will welcome participants at 6 pm, and will moderate questions and discussion after the webcast, until 8. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be prizes and giveaways. Committee contacts: I-Wei Wang (email: iwang@law.berkeley.edu) and Holman Tse (email: holman@berkeley.edu), co-chairs.

UCSD School of Medicine, san diego

  • Contact: Christopher Birch
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

UC Davis

  • Contact: Collin Ellis
  • Location, if available: Genomics Building
  • Link for more details, if available:

The first event is from 2:45-5pm. It will start with an informal talk and discussion by Dr. Eisen (who is the PLoS Biology academic editor-in-chief and is appointed with the DOE Joint-Genome Institute, UCD Genome Center, UCD Section of Evolution & Ecology, UCD School of Medicine-Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, and is a passionate OA advocate). He will speak on "Why Open Access is Good for Scientists and the World"; this will be followed by a world-wide webcast and is gauged to "broaden awareness and understanding of OA, including recent mandates and emerging policies, within the international higher education community and the general public".

The second event will be a repeat of only the webcast which will occur at 6:30pm at end at 8pm. Both events are tentatively scheduled to occur here in UCD Genome & Biomedical Sciences Facility, room 4202 which is located at 451 East Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA, 95616 (confirmation of the room number will be sent out soon).

UCSF, San Francisco

  • Contact: Marcus Banks
  • Location, if available: Mission Bay (6-8 pm)
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • Table at Parnassus noon-1pm on 10/13/08 with brochures, cookies, buttons, etc. advertising event.
  • Table at Mission Bay noon-1pm on 10/14/08 with the same.
    • Event at Mission Bay 6-8pm with refreshments and possibly a faculty member to help lead discussion, pr discussion led by librarians.

Notes: Information tables very successful; 80-90 people between two tables. Evening event did not attract a crowd, so we will probably only do tables next year.

Univ of Calif., Irvine Libraries, Irvine

  • Contact: Julia Gelfand
  • Location, if available: Science Library 104, UC Irvine
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We are hoping to have this as part of the ScienceCafe@UCI and want to participate on the east coast time which will be 4pm for us in CA. Hope to get the ASUCI student group to help us attract students and then have a follow-up discussion by a scientist/author in PLOS for local discussion. Still working out the details. Want to download the poster and make copies - can't find the link - also would like to receive a stash of buttons to distribute. Expect a crowd if our publicity goes well.

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

  • Contact: Nancy Stimson
  • Location, if available: Seuss Room, Geisel Library
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • One of the two speakers, Dr. Phil Bourne, will be presenting live from the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.||Other details remain to be announced.

UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

  • Contact: Robin Dale, AUL for Cllections & Library Information Systems
  • Location: UCSC Science and Engineering Library
  • Link for more details: We'll be holding a small event in the Science and Engineering Library at UCSC. Planned as more informational than full meeting, we'll use the broadcast to help us try to regain/build some momentum on campus. Grad students and faculty are the target audience but with the 7p.m. start time, it will be likely be grads only that stay. Nevertheless, we'll provide additional opportunities for discussion post-broadcast.


West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, West Hills

  • Contact: Ellen Aaronson
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We are highlighting Open Access Day on our intranet and blog... we are also hoping to incorporate it into a CME program we are giving on Sept. 16.

Stanford University

  • Contact: Joy Ku, Alex Eulenbeg
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Colorado

Colorado College, Colorado Springs

  • Contact: Steve Lawson
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • I heard about this from Caveat Lector. I just read her post, and now I'm emailing my colleagues to start a conversation about what we should do.

Colorado State University

  • Contact: Michelle Wilde
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Hearthwitch Academy, Northglenn

  • Contact: Casey O'Brien
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Conneticut

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

  • Contact: Jessica Berwick, Medical Student
  • Location, if available: San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly
  • Link for more details: I heard about it online, from a friend involved with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

Georgia

Emory University, Atlanta

  • Contact: Lisa Macklin
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available: OA Day falls on our fall break, when most students and faculty are away from campus, so we have opted for an awareness campaign rather than a day of events.


Florida

University of Floria

  • Contact: Mark Sisley
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:


Illinois

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington

  • Contact: Stephanie Davis-Kahl
  • Location, if available: Ames Library, IWU
  • Link for more details, if available:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale

  • Contact: Julie Arendt
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

University of Illinois, Urbana

Indiana

IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis

  • Contact: Brenda Burk
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Purdue University, West Lafayette

IOWA

University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City

  • Contact: Kristi Bontrager, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Kansas

Kansas State University, Manhattan

  • Contact: Martin Courtois, Institutional Respository Coordinator
  • Location: Hale Library
  • Link for more details: We hope to announce the event in our weekly IT newsletter. It's likely we'd attract only a few interested faculty, but hopefully that will be enough to generate some action on campus.

Louisiana

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

  • Contact: Will Hires, Assistant Librarian
  • Location:  :piosoama State University
  • Link for more details: I am the Scholarly Communication Librarian at LSU and another Library colleague informed me about this event. I would like to at least mount a banner and hand out information and/or materials to students on camputs.

Maine

Bowdoin College, Brunswick

  • Contact: Sherrie Bergman
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:


Massachusetts

Boston Unviversity, Boston

  • Contact:Bob Hudson, University Librarian
  • Location: Mugar memorial Library and its website
  • Link for more details: The Faculty Council at BU recently passed a resolution supporting an Open Access Initiative. We hope to leverage that and the SPARC day for some campus publicity.

Harvard University

  • Contact:P. Scott Lapinski
  • Location: Countway Library, Room 403 Harvard Medical School : We will be hosting OA Day Web Bradcast from 7-8 p.m
  • Link for more details: Open Access Day Event

Northeastern University, Boston

  • Contact: Hillary Corbett
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available: Scholarly Communication.
  • We're hosting an event called "There's Something for Everyone at Northeastern" that will highlight various ways that Northeastern is participating in open access endeavors. Speakers include editors of an open access journal hosted at NU, the University Archivist, the head of the Digital Media Design Studio, and staff working on a project to digitize books for the Open Content Alliance. The event will be held at 3:00p.m. in Snell Library, Room 90. It is being cosponsoered by the Library's Scholarly Communication Committee and the Digital Media Design Studio.

MIT

  • Contact:
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  • Link for more details, if available:

Simmons College

  • Contact: Athanasia (Nancy) Pontika
  • Location, if available: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, students' lounge, Palace Road building, room P212G. Tuesday 14 October 2008, 5:30pm. Online announcement
  • Link for more details, if available: GSLIS Associate Professor Robin Peek will talk about the history of the movement, the journals, the repositories, the latest news and the usefulness of the student’s contribution to the development of open access. The SPARC posters will be hung in the lounge with FAQs about the open access movement and their answers. We will present Simmons College repository SCHOLAR. We will record the event, take pictures and video. Pizza will be served. The event is hosted by the Student Chapter of ASIS&T.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst

  • Contact: Marilyn Billings
  • Location, if available: W.E.B. Du Bois Library
  • Link for more details, if available:


Michigan

University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor

  • Contact: Molly Kleinman
  • Location, if available: Hatcher Graduate Library, a location on the Medical campus TBA.
  • We're looking at doing two simultaneous gatherings, one on our main campus and one on the medical campus. We will host the live broadcast, and also have a speaker talking about the various OA projects and commitments already happening in the Library. The event will be geared towards faculty and researchers.


Minnesota

Macalester College, St. Paul

  • Contact: Terri Fishel
  • Location: Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Link for more details, if available:


We will be broadcasting the video and serving pizza for students, staff, and faculty who register prior to the event. Following the broadcast we will have a discussion of what we are doing to support OA, as well as discuss the next planned event which is a discussion of textbook prices. We will be distributing OA buttons, and we hope to generate interest in starting a Macalester chapter of Students for Free Culture. Update for the Day: We distributed over 90 Open Access buttons and 25 students participated in our broadcast viewing. We will be following up this evening's program with further discussions with members of the student government.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • Contact:Kristine Fowler, Co-Chair of Scholarly Communication Collaborative
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College, Hanover

  • Contact: Barbara DeFelice
  • Location, if available: DCALConf Room, Berry/Baker Library, Dartmouth College
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We are just beginning planning, but plan to host the live broadcast with refreshments and discussion.


New York

Binghamton University (SUNY)

  • Contact: Beth Brown
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Concord Centre of Mental Health, Concord

  • Contact: petah martin
  • Location, if available:
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Long Island University, Brookville

  • Contact: Michael Koenig
  • Location, if available: Palmer School
  • Link for more details, if available:

New York University

  • Contact:
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Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester

  • Contact: Marianne Buehler
  • Location, if available: Publishing & Scholarship Support Center
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We will be offering all day drop-in workshops on: how to launch an open-access journal using OJS, posting scholarship in the open access RIT Digital Media Library, how to use the Creative Commons & Science Commons Licenses to retain author rights and license granting; and promoting the Sparky contest.

Syracuse University

  • Contact: Charlotte Hess
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:


North Carolina

Duke University, Durham

  • Contact: Patricia L. Thibodeau and Kevin Smith
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We are planning to have two sites at which folks can view the Open Access Day webcast -- one in the Medical Center Library and one in the main campus library. We are also planning an afternoon event for faculty to discuss the OA experience at Duke. Prof. Jamie Boyle has agreed to be our keynote speaker, and law librarian Dick Danner and Dr. Ricardo Pietrobon will also speak; we are still working on a student speaker, but it is difficult since that day is part of Fall break for us.Activities will include: Running video clips of speakers on open access, creative commons and related topics throughout the day. Providing copies of handouts, including the open access day flyer, author rights, etc. Distributing a handout with the links to downloadable resources Setting up a LibGuide page with resources Posting information on scholarly communication blog. Giving out buttons, Created a Facebook page where people can join,

UNC Wilmington, Wilmington

  • Contact: Adina Riggins
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • As it turns out, two library faculty members will be presenting at a university-wide Faculty Senate meeting about our institutional repository


Ohio

Oberlin College, Mudd Library, Oberlin

  • Contact: Tabia Gaston
  • Location, if available: Electronic Classroom, Mudd Library, Oberlin College
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • We found out about this program from the director of our library, Ray English. We are planning to broadcast the webcast and possibly show videos. We are very interested in this event.


Oregon

Bucknell University, Bertran Library

  • Contact: Dot Thompson, dot.thompson@bucknell.edu
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:
  • Although OA Awareness Day is during our Fall Break and there won't be the usual number of Library patrons,we plan to put a locked "cage" on display in our Library. The journals within the cage will call attention to the need for open access. We will have informational materials nearby as well.

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

  • Contact: Andrewe Hamilton
  • Location: BICC 124
  • Link for more details, if available:

Oregon State University

  • Contact: Hannah Rempel, Graduate Student Services Coordinator
  • Location: OSU Libraries
  • Link for more details, if available:SPARC listserv

University of Oregon, Eugene

  • Contact: JQ Johnson
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Pennsylvania

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

  • Contact: Lydia Hecker
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Swathmore

  • Contact: Spencer Lamm
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

  • Contact: Heather Piwowar. hpiwowar@gmail.com
  • Activity: I'll be giving an Overview of Open Science (including Open Access) as a guest lecture on Oct 14 in "Intro to Research" at the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Email if you'd like to attend!
  • Activity: A daytime group viewing of Open Access Day archive videos to be arranged in the future. Email you'd like notifications of plans as they develop.

Tenessee

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Contact: Donna Braquet
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details: If available


Texas

Rice University, Houston

  • Contact: Geneva Henry, Executive Director, Center for Digital Scholarship
  • Location, if available: Digital media Center at Rice University
  • Link for more details, if available:


Texas Tech University

  • Contact: Cynthia Henry
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Utah

University of Utah

  • Contact: Allyson Mower
  • Location, if available: Health Sciences Education Building, Room 4100 C
  • Link for more details, if available: Information Literacy blog

Virginia

George Mason University, Fairfax

  • Contact: Claudia Holland
  • Location, if available: Johnson Center North Plaza or, if raining, Johnson Center Atrium
  • George Mason University Libraries’ participation in IOA Day on October 14 offers students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about our open access initiatives. Representatives from the Copyright Resources Office, Mason Archival Repository Service, and University Dissertation and Thesis Services will be on-hand to answer questions and distribute information highlighting the “Right to Research,” publication in refereed open access journals, and depositing works in the university’s digital repository. Information about Students for Free Culture will also be distributed, as will promo postcards for the Sparky Award.

Virginia Tech

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  • Link for more details, if available:


Washington

Seattle University Law, Seattle

  • Contact: Brian Rowe, SFFC Board member
  • Location, if available: Seattle University Law
  • Link for more details, if available: Heard about it through SFFC and CC

Washington State University

  • Contact: Kay Vyhnenk
  • Location, if available: Terrell Library 103
  • Link for more details, if available:

We have a lunchtime brown bag session scheduled to hear from the editor of North American Fungi, an open access journal published on campus. We will also host both Webcasts with discussion sessions following.

Washington, DC

American University, Washington

  • Contact: Diana Vogelsong, Assoc. University Librarian
  • Location: American University Library
  • Link for more details: We will probably show the videos and host an information table in the library. We hope to have a larger forum on this topic in the spring. Can we get the videos for a later date?

The Catholic University of America, Washington

  • Contact: Shanyun Zhang
  • Location, if available:
  • Link for more details, if available:

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison

  • Contact: Carrie Nelson, cnelson@library.wisc.edu
  • Location: Memorial Union
  • Link for more details: OADay at UW-Madison
  • Our local chapter of Students for a Free Culture along with the libraries will host the webcast. We'll be populating library information desks, campus computer labs, and websites with Open Access information all day on the 14th.

West Virgina

West Virginia University, Morgantown

  • Contact: John Hagen, Manager, Institutional Respository Program at John.Hagen@mail.wvu.edu
  • Location: WVU Health Sciences Library Computer Classroom
  • Event: We will be hosting a viewing of Sir Richard Roberts' presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 7 p.m as well as distributing print and electronic resources on open access at the event and at branch library service points.
  • Link for more details: WVU Open Access