Brock celebrates Open Access Week

What do Brock researchers think about Open Access, a global movement promoting free access to academic research? How are scholarly publishing issues, such as the crisis in journal pricing, affecting the Brock University community?Find out on Oct. 25, when the Brock Library and the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Publishing present events highlighting Open Access Week, an international annual celebration of open scholarship.• 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel: spin the wheel and win a sweet prize.Location: Library main floor.• 1-1:15 p.m. — Introduction to Open Access and related Library services with Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian.Location: TH 253• 1:15- 2:15 p.m. — Panel discussion with members of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Publishing, including co-chairs Mark Robertson, University Librarian, and Joffre Mercier, Associate Vice-President Research for the Natural and Health Sciences. Hear highlights from the committee’s discussions with Brock stakeholders on issues including scholarly publishing and open access.Location: TH 253• 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Explore Brock’s Digital Repository, an online archive showcasing and preserving the Brock community’s scholarly output, with Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian.Location: TH 253To see how academic communities around the globe are participating in International Open Access Week click here. read more