Here to help: Library offers info sessions during International Open Access Week

  • Poster showing a grid of four squares on left side, each with images of pollution or destruction with open access symbol--unlocked round combination lock--ghosted on top of each; at right white text on black ground reads: "International Open Access Week: Open for Climate Justice, October 24 to 30, 2022, #OpenForClimateJustice"
October 21, 2022

Open access scholarship—unrestricted by privilege, geographic location, or pay walls—is more equitable and inclusive, is read and cited at higher rates, and gives scholars more control over their work. Yale Library is committed to providing students, faculty, and scholars with increased opportunities to publish their own research and to benefit from the open access research being made available by their peers worldwide. 

Yale researchers unfamiliar with open access may, however, need some guidance on the finer points of open licenses, online sharing, and inclusive practices. The library is here to help.

From Mon., Oct. 24, through Fri., Oct. 28, the library will host a series of Zoom presentations for students and faculty and a Friday Zoom drop-in info session for students. View and register for all events here

Mon., Oct. 24, 1 p.m.

Introduction to Yale Library OA Services

Join Sandra Aya Enimil, program director, Scholarly Communication and Information Policy, and Scholarly Communication Librarian Lindsay Barnett for an interactive session discussing the library’s participation in Open Access Initiatives and plans for the future. This program is presented in partnership with the Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA). Register for this event here.

Tues., Oct. 25, 10 a.m.

Copyright Update

Sandra Aya Enimil, program director, Scholarly Communication and Information Policy, will host an informative session on copyright and discuss recent developments in US Copyright Law. Register for this event here.

Wed., Oct. 26, 1 p.m.

Research Done Right: Working with Your Library to Turn Scholarly Information into Open Knowledge

Join Will Cross, director of the Open Knowledge Center at North Carolina State University and current Fulbright Fellow, to learn more about how libraries play a unique role in open knowledge around the world and how experts on Yale’s campus can save you time, help you find new audiences, and make a broader impact on the world around you. Register for this event here.

Thurs., October 27: 3 p.m.

Faculty Open Access Panel

Join Dr. Marijeta Bozovic, assistant professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, associate professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, for a discussion of open access publishing from an author’s perspective. Register for this event here.

Fri., Oct. 28, 1–2 p.m.

Open Office Hours for Students

Chat with library experts! Students are encouraged to drop in via Zoom with questions about publishing, copyright, author’s rights, and more.