Open Access Week is an international event organized by SPARC that aims to raise awareness and encourage greater participation in making open access a new means of disseminating scholarship.
The University of Ottawa is actively participating in Open Access Week. Find out more about:
Increase the visibility and impact of your research
Open access is revolutionizing how scholarly research is disseminated. Scholars supporting open access benefit from greater visibility, which can, in turn, increase the impact of their research. Learn of different initiatives at the University to assist you in extending the reach of your research such as our institutional repository (uO Research) and our Author Fund. A light snack will be served.
- Tuesday, October 19 from 12pm to 1pm (in French)
Morisset Hall, room 211Wednesday, October 20 from 12pm to 1pm (in English)
Morisset Hall, room 211 Register online (through TLSS's site)
Join professors Mary Cavanagh (Information Studies) and Rocci Luppicini (Communication) as they present and discuss the award-winning NFB documentary RiP: A remix manifesto.
This documentary "explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers."
- Wednesday, October 20 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (in English)
Morisset Hall, room 015
- Creating innovative solutions using open data
The City of Ottawa has made available various data sets to improve citizen engagement and foster the development of innovative digital applications. Developers Edward Ocampo-Gooding and Daniel Beauchamp will showcase various apps that use open data; the City's CIO, Guy Michaud, will discuss the City's Open Data Contest; and researcher Tracey Lauriault will highlight scholarly uses of open data. Participants will also have the opportunity to network and discuss open data apps.
- Thursday, October 21 from 5pm to 7pm (in English)
Desmarais Hall, room 4101
The University of Ottawa has established the Open Access Research Program to support scholars interested in conducting research into or about open access.
The Program encourages researchers to investigate the increasingly significant role of open access within scholarly communications and within academia.
Full-time University of Ottawa faculty members can submit an application to receive a grant of up to $15,000 over a maximum project length of two years.
In July, the University of Ottawa Press announced that 36 titles of its imprint would be freely available through the University's institutional repository, uO Research.
During Open Access Week, 14 new titles are being added to this open access collection:
- À l'ombre de l'INCO : Étude de la transition d'une communauté canadienne-française de la région de Sudbury (1890-1972)Accounting for Culture: Thinking Through Cultural CitizenshipBorderlands: Comparing Border Security in North America and EuropeCaring and Curing: Historical Perspectives on Women and Healing in CanadaCyberidentities: Canadian and European Presence in CyberspaceDroits et voix - Rights and Voices: La criminologie à l'Université d'Ottawa - Criminology at the University of OttawaFeminist Success Stories - Célébrons nos réussites féministesThe Forgotten Peace: Mediation at Niagara FallsImages of Canadianness: Visions on Canada's Politics, Culture, and EconomicsMyth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter: British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867Néologie canadienne de Jacques Viger: Manuscrits de 1810A Quarter-Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and ImpactThe Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, volumes 1 to 5La violence, la peur et le crime
For more information:
- Press release (July 2010)Interview with Rebecca Ross, eBook Coordinator, UOP
In January, the University of Ottawa launched an Author Fund to assist researchers in paying fees charged by publishers to make material available in open access.
So far, more than 25 graduate students, faculty members and affiliated researchers have received funding to make their research freely available to anyone anywhere.
Learn more about the Author Fund and apply online.
As of January, graduate students will deposit the final copy of their thesis electronically through uO Research, the University's institutional repository.
Electronic submission will cut down paperwork and bureaucracy, reduce costs to the student and the university, simplify workflows, be environmentally-friendly, and expedite the availability of graduate research and increase its accessibility.
This initiative is being developed by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and by the Library.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding agency panel: Opening up access
Canada's granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies' approaches to open access. Agencies with an open access mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views open access and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support open access. Hosted by the University of Toronto
Monday, October 18 from 12pm to 1:30pm
More information | Connect to webcast (event available on Oct. 18)A critical theory of open in the digital era: A dialogue between John Willinsky and Andrew Feenberg
Stepping for a moment beyond the open access question of the right to free online journal articles, Andrew Feenberg and John Willinsky will explore, in dialogue, issues surrounding the larger concept and spirit of open, as it tends to infuse seemingly utopian Internet developments, while drawing on their shared interest in the Critical Theory traditions of the last century. Hosted by Simon Fraser University
Thursday, October 21 from 8am to 9:30am Eastern
More information | Connect to webcast (event available on Oct. 21)One-hour Webcasts from Athabasca University
Full program schedule available on Athabasca University's Open Access Week Web site. All Webcasts are at 2pm Eastern.
Resources for authors (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)Create Change CanadaOASIS for researchersOpen Access Week (SPARC)Additional resources
Open Access Week 2010 (SPARC)
This video launches the activities surrounding International Open Access Week. Dr. Mona Nemer, Vice-President, Research at the University of Ottawa, discusses University initiatives and advantages of open access.
- Creating innovative solutions using open data