Northwestern University is proud to once again participate in Open Access Week, a global event now in its fifth year. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. Co-sponsored by Northwestern University Library's Scholarly Communication Committee and the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation , NU's Open Access Week 2011 participation includes webinars, classes, student and faculty panels, a guest lecture, and more (see below).
What is Open Access?
Open Access is a form of publishing. Open Access publications are online, free to readers, and do not have as many copyright restrictions on their use as traditional publications. Visit the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coaltion (SPARC)  to find out more about Open Access.
Open Access Week 2011 Events
Open Access Week 2011 events are sponsored by Northwestern University Library's Scholarly Communication Committee and the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
2-3:30pm | Forum Room, Northwestern University Library
Fifteen Years of First Mondays: Scholars, Readers, and Openly Accessible Research
A lecture by Ed Valauskas, Instructor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University and the founder and current editor-in-chief of First Monday, one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. The lecture will be followed by an opening reception for the new Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation .
Thursday, October 27, 2011
12-1pm | Mudd Library, 231
Do Open Access Journals Measure Up? Northwestern Faculty Editors Panel
A faculty panel discussion with Bernard S. Black, the Nicholas D. Chabraja Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and Kellogg School of Management, Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, and managing director of the Social Science Research Network; Dorothy Dunlop, Professor of Medicine-Rheumatology and Preventive Medicine, Director of the Chronic Disease Care and Outcomes Center at the Institute for Healthcare Studies, and editorial board member at PLoS Medicine and Arthritis Care & Research; and Bill Halperin, John Evans Professor of Physics, Editor of Progress in Low-Temperature Physics, and former Regional Editor for North America for the New Journal of Physics.
Friday, October 28, 2011
2-3pm | Forum Room, Northwestern University Library
Launch Your Own Journal: A Discussion with Student Editors
A discussion with Northwestern University student editors from the free online literary magazines Helicon and Prompt; TriQuarterly Online, an online journal of writing, art, and cultural inquiry; and others.