Digital Publishing Institute

Open Access Week

WVU Libraries and the DPI is hosting a series of events to celebrate International Open Access Week, which runs from October 24–30, 2016. The purpose of the international event—to provide research in openly accessible ways—plays into the DPI's mission to raise awareness of and provide knowledge about open access (OA) resources and strategies.

For more information about OA week events, contact the DPI.

Making OA Digital Projects Using Git

  • Sponsor: WVU English Department
  • Location: Downtown Library, Room 2036
  • Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 2016 and Saturday, October 22, 2016

Open Access Welcome Poster

  • Sponsor: WVU Libraries
  • Location: WVU Downtown, Evansdale, Health Sciences, and Law Libraries
  • Date/Time: All week (October 24–30, 2016)

Find the OA poster in each WVU library, add your definition of OA, and grab a handout that lists university OA resources and events.

Making Class Less Expensive: Open Textbooks on Campus

  • Sponsor: WVU Libraries' Open Education Resource Committee
  • Location: TBD
  • Date/Time: TBD

Join us for a panel discussion with WVU faculty members who are already taking advantage of OA textbooks in their classrooms. You will be provided with resources on finding excellent OA textbooks and motivation for using such resources in your own courses.

What Research is Free Besides Wikipedia?

  • Sponsor: WVU Libraries' Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Location: WVU Downtown Library, Room 2036
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Undergraduate students, join us for a workshop on finding and using OA research before and after graduation. Most research published in the world is hidden behind library subscriptions and other paywalls that you may not have acess to when you are not enrolled at WVU. This workshop will help you find OA resources.

How Can I Make My Research Public?

  • Sponsor: WVU Teaching and Learning Commons
  • Location: WVU Evansdale Library
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

This workshop for faculty and advanced graduate students focuses on what it means to access or publish research in OA venues, including peer-reviewed journals and repositories, and will dispel some of the myths of OA publishing. 

Scholars' Rights When It Comes to Publishing

  • Sponsor: WVU LIbraries' Open Access Committee
  • Location: WVU Libraries
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Faculty, join us for a brown bag lunch where we will discuss what rights scholars have when publishing their research, how to publish in OA formats (including IR-deposited), and what resources are available through WVU Libraries.

Using Wikipedia in Your Syllabi

  • Sponsor: WVU Libraries and the Reed School of Media
  • Location: Evansdale Crossing, Media Innovation Lab
  • Date/Time: Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Author Celebration

Have you published OA? If so, please join the DPI and WVU Libraries for a presentation and reception to wrap up International Open Access Week. As a celebration of your OA work, we will provide food and drinks. All disciplines are welcome.

The reception will be held at Octane in Evansdale Crossing on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.