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 staff.

Archives Month Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

  • Sponsor: West Virginia and Regional History Center (WVRHC)
  • Contact: Kelly Doyle
  • Location: Wise Library, 6th floor, WVRHC
  • Date/Time: Monday, October 24, 2016, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Celebrate American Archives Month and collaborate with WVRHC to highlight the rich history of our state and the work archivists do to preserve that history by joining the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

What Research is Free Besides Wikipedia?

  • Sponsor: WVU Libraries' Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Contact: Kelly Diamond
  • 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 access 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
  • Contact: Cheryl Ball
  • Location: WVU Evansdale Library, Room 228/229
  • 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
  • Contact: Ashleigh Coren
  • Location: WVU Downtown Library, Room 2036
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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
  • Contact: Kelly Doyle
  • Location: Evansdale Crossing, Media Innovation Center
  • Date/Time: Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Learn about the growing movement towards Wikipedia's use in higher education classrooms. Kelly Doyle, the Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity at WVU Libraries, will discuss current initiatives in universities throughout the country and what she has implemented at WVU. Join this talk to learn more about innovative pedagogy that allows students to publish, contribute to global access to knowledge, and open access initiatives.

Author Celebration

  • Sponsor: Digital Publishing Institute
  • Contact: Cheryl Ball
  • Location: Octane, Evansdale Crossing
  • Date/Time: Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

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.