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NMSU Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2013

The NMSU Library is sponsoring three programs from October 21 to 25 to mark Open Access Week (October 21-27), a global event now in its sixth year.  This celebration of new models of scholarly communication and faculty publication promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.  The 2013 theme, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” aspires to advance the global conversation and showcase a variety of OA initiatives.Print

All presentations are free and open to the public.  All events will be held in the Library Conference Room, Zuhl Library Room 225.  Light refreshments will be served.   The three programs are:


  •  Monday, October 21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Open Access Week Kickoff, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition-Sponsored Webcast.

This event will feature a 60-minute panel discussion on the 2013 Open Access theme.  Discussion topics are Article Level Metrics (ALMs) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.  Speakers on the panel include Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB); Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities; Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association; Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science and Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.


  • Wednesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Open Access in Higher Education – Some Essentials.

Is there tension between making content more accessible and maintaining property and/or privacy rights?  Consider the copyright challenges of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs).  Regarding digital archives and library collections, it’s often not as easy as it sounds to “just put everything online.”  Instructors, archivists and librarians must strike a balance between making information accessible to a wider audience and protecting the materials in their care.  We’ll examine how copyright, privacy and other open access concerns can affect the use and dissemination of material on the web.  We’ll look at sharing works and protecting rights, and the option of using Creative Commons licenses to encourage reuse of one’s own work.  Jenni Simonsen, MLIS student intern, and Caitlin Wells, Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, are the presenters.


  •  Friday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Open Access and Impact.

Are you a graduate student or a faculty member interested in submitting an article to an open access journal, but not sure of the best one?  Choosing where, when and how to publish one’s research so it has impact is a decision all researchers face.  This session will provide faculty and graduate students with information regarding Open Access publishing options and discuss what “altmetrics” are.  Presenters are Paula C. Johnson, engineering and mathematical sciences librarian, and Dr. Immo Hansen, NMSU Department of Biology and PLOS One editor.

For more information, contact Johnson at (575) 646-7251 or






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