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Open Access Week 2009 at Purdue

Purdue participated in the first annual international Open Access Week from October 19-23, 2009. An expansion of Open Access Day, which Purdue hosted along with 120 other campuses in October 2008, Open Access Week featured speakers, displays, and programs on a variety of open access issues relevant to the Purdue research community.

The following events are planned:

Scholarship and Open Access: Purdue Perspectives
Panel Discussion
Moderated by Donna Ferullo, director of the University Copyright Office, this panel presentation brings together four speakers representing unique Purdue perspectives on Open Access. Speakers are Peter Dunn,  Associate Vice President for Research and director of the University Research Administration and Compliance Office, presenting on the University intellectual property policy and implications for open access; Brian Dilkes, assistant professor in the department of horticulture and landscape architecture and a PLoS editor, presenting on the impacts of open access publication on faculty scholarship; Mark Newton, Digital Collections Librarian, who will discuss open access initiatives of the Purdue Libraries; and Charles Watkinson, director of the Purdue University Press, who will present on the university press perspective. This panel session is open to all interested members of the campus community.

Authors’ Rights: Reminders for Purdue Faculty and Researchers
Presentation

Donna Ferullo, director of the University Copyright Office, will offer a session on authors’ rights for any interested faculty, staff, and students.

Open Access Week Displays
Displays with general information about open access and Open Access Week. Libraries faculty and staff also were available to answer questions about open access at a table in front of the Stewart Center mural from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. on 10/19, and from 10:00 a.m.-noon on 10/20.

International Open Access Week is presented by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), Students for FreeCulture, eIFL.net, OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook), and the Open Access Directory (OAD).

Click here for more information on the international effort.