Libraries Host Open Access Week Events

Open Access Week logoThe sixth annual International Open Access Week, October 22-28, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. During Open Access Week, the UWM Libraries will be hosting two events.

Monday, October 22, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
"Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls" In this webcast--sponsored by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank--a group of researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics will discuss why Open Access is an imperative to them and to their work. A short discussion will follow locally. American Geographical Society Library, east wing third floor, Golda Meir Library.

Thursday, October 25, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Authors' Rights Workshop At this informal workshop, we will discuss the basics of authors' rights. Who controls the economic rights to your own research? (It might not be you!) We will discuss choices you can make when selecting publishers and signing publishing agreements. Recent changes in scholarly publishing have impacted your research. Learn to secure your rights as an author. Please bring your questions. Classroom A, Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, west wing first floor, Golda Meir Library.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact Tim Gritten at or 229-6200.