Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12: Open Access free for all

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Open Access Chat
Thursday, June 12, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

This week #medlibs discusses open access. As defined by PLoS, open access (OA)  "stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse." I am not an expert on OA. I am not a lawyer & this is not legal advice. (#IANAL & #TINLA) I like free stuff. I think folks who write & publish should retain what they wrote and published. I want "Big Journa" to not profit so much off scientific research. And full disclosure, I'm planning an 'Author prerogatives' forum with our Office of Research later this year, so I want to hear what other folks are doing in the open access arena.

  • What do you do when you get copyright/OA questions from your patrons? 
  • How do you explain author rights to faculty? 
  • Do you consider OA & publishing guidance part of your role at your institution? 
  • What OA initiatives & resources are out there for #medlibs? 
  • How does anyone profit off OA (vendors, publishers, authors, etc)
  • What are the positive and negative aspects of OA? 
Useful Hashtags
  • #medlibs
  • #OA (open access)
  • #IANAL (hee hee)
  • #TINLA (for the easily offended)
Open access week is in October. Join us for an #OA conversation, & leave with ideas for your library. That's my sneaky plan. 

Join us on Twitter Thursday nights at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern time for a 1 hour discussion. Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat or #medlibs before? Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and welcome all newcomers.

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