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Learn more about open access with JMU colleagues in a casual setting. Feel free to bring your lunch; we will provide cookies.

We will view a recorded conference presentation, “Born Digital – Why Not Open?,” and have some time for discussion afterward. The presentation is from the September 2019 NISO Virtual Conference, Sustaining Openness: Ensuring the Long Term Viability of Open Science, OER and More. This Open Access Week event is hosted by the JMU Libraries’ Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the JMU Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Steering Committee. Please contact Liz Thompson (thomp3ea@jmu.edu) or Alyssa Valcourt (valcouah@jmu.edu) with questions.

Conference presentation description: Progress in the growth of open access (OA) journals has fueled a much broader vision for open scholarship. What will it take to achieve an open, sustainable future – for research and for educational content? Government and private funders have played a key role in accelerating OA with requirements for access to research. State legislatures have supported Open Educational Resources (OER) in an effort to reduce the high cost of textbooks for students. Libraries are embracing new roles in publishing and supporting data management. Publishers are experimenting with new approaches to peer review. With all this activity there is still much to be done. How can existing resources be realigned to provide the necessary financial and cultural changes that will support a sustainable future? Asking the key questions will help us succeed.

Monday, October 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Carrier 109
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Ryan Winfree