All events are in the Mills Library Connections Room (L113). Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required.
October 24th - pre-Open Day at McMaster event
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
2:30 – 4:00 | Olga Perkovic (Research and Advanced Studies Librarian), Jo-Anne Petropoulous (Liaison Librarian, HSL)
This documentary explores the rationale for the $25.2 billion per year for-profit academic publishing industry, and the 35-40% profit margin associated with Elsevier (a top academic publisher). The resulting call to action is an emphasis on open access to research. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Olga Perkovic and Jo-Anne Petropoulos.
October 25th - Open Day at McMaster
Open In Order To Disseminate My Research: Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications
9:30 - 10:15 | Neera Bhatnagar (Head of Systems and Public Services, HSL)
Learn how to disseminate your research findings while remaining true to the open access policy for Tri-Agency funding. Discover tools that can help meet open access publishing requirements.
Increasing Research Impact through Open Access Publishing
10:30 - 11:15 | Jack Young (DIgital Projects Librarian, HSL)
Citations, media mentions, and article views are increasingly popular indicators of academic research impact. In this session, we explore the positive effect that publishing openly has on these key indicators and introduce important tools for tracking your research impact, including ORCiD, Web of Science, and Altmetric.
Open Access and Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities in Research
11:30 - 12:15 | Laura Banfield (Librarian, HSL), Vivek Jadon (Data Specialist)
The wide spectrum of Open Data has facilitated opportunities for research. Looking at data sources from a variety of disciplines, this session will provide an overview of strategies for accessing Open Data. In addition, the challenges and opportunities of Open Data access with special considerations to Open Data quality and integrity will be discussed. Moreover, specific Open Data sources will be presented and recommended for interdisciplinary research.
Making Sense of Open Education
1:30 - 2:15 | Peggy French, Jenni Hayman, Joanne Kehoe (eCampusOntario Program Managers)
Open Education is an amazing and chaotic concept that challenges traditional notions of who creates knowledge, and who controls its dissemination in traditional, closed, and system-constrained methods of education.
This session invites all stakeholders in McMaster’s teaching and learning community to consider how Open Education extends beyond cost savings for students, to learner empowerment and engagement.
eCampusOntario representatives will cover this and address common questions related to Open Education, such as:
• Why would anybody create something just to give it away for free?
• Are open educational resources of the same quality as commercial textbooks?
• Will OER eliminate faculty jobs?
Becoming an Open Educator
2:30 - 3:15 | Peggy French, Jenni Hayman, Joanne Kehoe (eCampusOntario Program Managers) & Dr. Catherine Anderson (Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Languages)
Wondering what Open Pedagogy is and how you can get involved? Come hear dedicated open education advocates and educators talk about their involvement in open pedagogy as a practice. We’ll help you uncover ways in which you may already be an open educator, and share examples of how OER have been adapted and created to give educators and learners improved access and the ability to shape and contextualize course content.
Open Access Resources for Transitioning to the Workforce after Graduation
3:30 - 4:15 | Nicole Doro (Learning Support Co-op Student)
Without having access to McMaster’s subscriptions to scholarly articles, how will you be able to stay up-to-date in developments in your field as you enter the workforce? In this session, we will explore ways to maintain access to scholarly sources post-graduation. Topics covered include institutional repositories, subject based repositories, academic social networking sites, and DOAJ. Especially pertinent to students in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies, Masters / Ph.D. students about to complete their studies—but everyone is welcome.