Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

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Ryerson University Library Collaboratory

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LIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre

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“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”: Open Access Week 2019

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Open Access Week is a global event held annually in October to raise awareness of the benefits of Open Access in the academic community. Open access materials are academic materials distributed online legally, free of cost. Faculty, instructors and graduate students are welcome to attend events and learn more about open access and the benefits to teaching and research.

Full Schedule of Open Access Week Events

  • Session 1 ~ October 21, Noon - 2 P.M. ~ Keynote Speaker, Leslie Chan (Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough) "Open Access and Inclusive Infrastructure in Support of Epistemic Diversity and Knowledge Equity" + Awards Presentation (Lunch will be included)
  • Session 2 ~ October 21, 2 P.M. - 3 P.M. ~ Publish Open Access without Paying Fees & Distinguish Yourself with an ORCID ID
  • Session 3 ~ October 22, 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. ~ Film Screening: Paywall – The Movie (DROP-IN Session - no registration required)
  • Session 4 ~ October 22, 3 P.M. - 4 P.M. ~ Engage Students with Social Annotation (Hypothes.is Workshop)
  • Session 5 ~ October 23, 1 P.M. - 4 P.M. ~ Hacking History 3.0, Edit Canadian History, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Please register for these sessions unless otherwise noted.

For more information, read below. You can also check the blog for additional details.

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Monday, October 21 - Session 1, Noon - 2 P.M.

Keynote Speech and Ryerson Library Open Access Wall of Fame Award Presentation

Note: this event is open to Ryerson University graduate students, staff, instructors, and faculty members. Attendees must register using their ryerson.ca email address. Lunch will be included - dietary restrictions may be specified with ticket registration.

  • Keynote Speaker: Leslie Chan (associate professor, University of Toronto Scarborough) | "Open Access and Inclusive Infrastructure in Support of Epistemic Diversity and Knowledge Equity"

Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library kicks off with a keynote talk by Associate Professor Leslie Chan, Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies,University of Toronto Scarborough. Chan’s talk titled, Open Access and Inclusive Infrastructure in support of Epistemic Diversity and Knowledge Equity, will focus on why we need to think beyond Open Access and the common debates about business models and licensing options. As commercial interests have increasingly been monopolizing the essential infrastructure of knowledge production and distribution, this will have the effect of further narrowing the ways we think about the research processes, dissemination, and evaluation of impact. The implications for the reduction of intellectual diversity and means of knowledge representations will be discussed.

About Leslie Chan:

Leslie Chan is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, where he is crossed appointed to the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media. His teaching and professional practices center on the role of “openness” in the design of inclusive knowledge infrastructure, and the implications for the production and flow of knowledge and their impact on local and international development. An original signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, Leslie has been active in the experimentation and implementation of scholarly communication initiatives of varying scales around the world. He has served as Director of Bioline International, an international collaborative open access platform since 2000. Leslie was the principal investigator for the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), funded by IDRC in Canada and DFID in the UK, and the PI of the Knowledge G.A.P project. He serves on the advisory board of the Directory of Open Access Journal, and the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Recently he became a member of an international working group on Investing in Open Infrastructure. He has published broadly on open access, open science, and scholarly communications.

  • Award Recipient: Dr. Jennifer Lapum (professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University) | Ryerson Library Open Access Wall of Fame 2019 Award and Talk

About Jennifer Lapum:

Jennifer Lapum is a Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She is a leader and social justice advocate in the development and curricular integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) in post-secondary education. She has been a lead author and editor in the production of several e-textbooks that have involved creating original content combined with adapting and remixing existing OER. These resources have included topics related to health assessment, vital sign measurement, scholarly writing, nutrition, nurse-client interviewing, and immunizations. In addition to reducing textbook costs for students, Dr. Lapum’s passion is to promote learner engagement and create accessible learning spaces by leveraging the multi-media and interactive elements of book authoring software programs. The collaborative nature of OER production has been a cornerstone of her work in which she has valued the joint efforts of students, educators, instructional designers, librarians, artists, among others.

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Monday, October 21 - Session 2, 2 P.M. - 3 P.M.

  • Publish Open Access without Paying Fees & Distinguish Yourself with an ORCID ID

Do you want to publish your scholarly work and make it openly discoverable on the Internet, while still complying with your publisher agreement?

During this Library workshop, we will show you how to "publish green" open access versions of scholarly articles without having to pay extra fees. Using SHERPA/Romeo and the Library Digital Repository you can make your article available even if you have already signed a publisher agreement.

The workshop will also demonstrate how to set-up, use and populate an ORCID account. In order for scholarly work to be found in a global network of researchers, it is essential to easily differentiate authors. Many journal publishers and funding agencies in fact, now require or encourage authors to apply for publication or funding with an ORCID iD. In fact, over 80 publishers – including IEEE, Sage and Wiley – require it for the submission of papers.

Register to learn more.

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Tuesday, October 22 - Session 3, 11 A.M. - 12:30 P. M.

  • Film Screening: Paywall – The Movie

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary, which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

This is a DROP-IN event open to the Ryerson community. There will be popcorn!

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Tuesday, October 22 - Session 4, 3 P.M. - 4 P.M.

  • Engage Students with Social Annotation

Join the teams from the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching and the Ryerson Library for a hands-on workshop on teaching with social annotation, a new way to engage students with their readings. Recent research has shown that social annotation, which allows students to leave comments, questions, and reflections in the virtual margins of digital texts, as well as interact with each other, builds community and improves students’ reading comprehension, motivation, and critical thinking.

You will learn how to use Hypothes.is, an open and free web annotation tool. Hypothes.is allows you and your students to collaboratively annotate websites and course readings. Hypothes.is can also be used for your own scholarly, research, and creative work.

Hypothes.is is one of many open pedagogy tools available for your teaching needs.

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Wednesday, October 23 - Session 5, 1 P.M. - 4 P.M.

  • Hacking History 3.0 ~ Edit Canadian History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

What is an Edit-a-thon anyway and why do you edit?

As of 16 August 2013, there were 113,482 articles on Wikipedia relating to Canada, a mere 1.92% of the articles on Wikipedia,

There is great value in creating Canadian content on Wikipedia that is accessible; Wikipedia is a place so many Canadians turn to for information but there are so many parts of Canadian History that are not covered on Wikipedia.

There is also value in disrupting the Western, cis, white male dominated nature of Wikipedia content. Creating new articles and improving existing content on Wikipedia has the potential to impact what the general public knows about a historical event, improve learning experiences, and shape historical narratives. (Source)

The goal of an edit-a-thon is to improve the content of Wikipedia, to more accurately and robustly represent marginalized peoples, history, and culture. Editathons take place at universities, libraries, museums, archives, and research centres. Events have included topics such as cultural heritage sites, museum collections, women's history, art, feminism, narrowing Wikipedia's gender gap, and social justice issues. Edit-a-thons are used to bridge the gap in Wikipedia's content and editing communities.

This event is open to non-Ryerson community members as well. Beginners are most welcome. For more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Ryerson_University_Library

Open Access Week is a global event held annually in October to raise awareness of the benefits of Open Access in the academic community. Open access materials are academic materials distributed online legally and free of cost. We encourage faculty and graduate students to attend open access events and learn more about how open access can benefit your teaching and research.

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Ryerson University Library Collaboratory

350 Victoria Street

LIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Canada

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