Open Access Week

Open Access Week, October 21-27, 2019, is an internationally recognized event that raises awareness about the Open movement towards the free sharing of information and learning resources. This year's theme is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge". As the transition toward new systems for sharing knowledge increases, how do we ensure that they are inclusive, equitable and serve the needs of a diverse global community?

Join the University Libraries as we discuss these and other issues in celebration of Open Access Week. See the great lineup of events and presentations below.

On Oct. 22nd, we look at Predatory Publishing. We offer a session on predatory or deceptive publishing and present tips on how to avoid publishing your work in questionable journals.  Being associated with a predatory publisher can be harmful to your reputation and that of your institution.

On Oct. 23rd, we look at Open Government. We will have representatives from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario / Government of Canada give two, one hour sessions on using the Open Government Portal (OGP). There will also be a pop-up booth in the Mills Library lobby from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Come visit the booth and ask questions about using datasets and maps in your research.

On Oct. 24th, we look at Open Science. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rachel Harding, a Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Career Development Fellow researching molecular mechanisms of Huntington's disease at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). Dr Harding helps lead the initiative at the SGC and has been running her open lab notebook for over 3 years. You can find her on twitter @labscribbles. Dr. Harding's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on open science with McMaster faculty and graduate students.

All are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Open Access Week

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