Open Access Week 2021

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Monday, October 25th
12:00 PM

Open Access and What It Means for Faculty Scholarship

Sue Maszaros, Belmont University
Courtney Fuson, Belmont University
Jenny Mills, Belmont University

Virtual Event

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The open access movement is transforming the traditional model of scholarly publishing and challenging established norms for access and sharing of knowledge. The implications for faculty scholarship are many. What are the benefits of publishing in open access journals? What about quality? What about article processing charges? Bring your lunch, login, and join the campus conversation about open access, facilitated by Belmont librarians, who will introduce some basic information about this new publishing model.

Wednesday, October 27th
10:00 AM

Seeking Equity in Scholarly Communications and Publishing

Charlotte Roh, California State San Marcos

Lila D. Bunch Library, 2nd floor, Multimedia Hall

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this talk, Charlotte Roh, Reference and Instruction Librarian at California State San Marcos, will discuss the demographics of academia, scholarly publishing, and the ongoing issues that impact equity, diversity, and inclusion. Charlotte's background in academic publishing informs her current practice in anti-racism library and publishing work. As a board member for the Society of Scholarly Publishing, she serves as a liaison to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications, which represents trade and professional associations that represent organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications. Learn what people and organizations are doing and can do to forward social justice and equity in this field.

Friday, October 29th
10:00 AM

Scale the Paywall! Find Free (and legal) Research Articles

Jenny Mills, Belmont University
Chuck Hodgin, Belmont University

Lila D. Bunch Library, 3rd floor, Room 300

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

You have found the perfect journal article for your research, you click the full text link, and are asked to login, subscribe, or pay up! You have hit a paywall. But why?! Why are articles behind paywalls, and more importantly, how can you get around them? (legally, of course) The library faculty will share some easy-to-use tools that will help you scale the paywall and get access to the information you need.