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Open Access 2018: Radical Transformations

October 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University Library - Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

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On October 23, 2018, the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is celebrating the open access movement with “Open Access 2018: Radical Transformations,” featuring the 5th Annual Open Access Award. This year’s $500 award recipients are the faculty of the CSUN Department of Physics & Astronomy for their collective contribution to the ScholarWorks Faculty Publications and Research collections.

As it celebrates contributions from Astronomy & Physics, this CSUN’s Open Access event focuses on open access in research and publication in the humanities.

Keynote speaker, Eileen Joy, Director of punctum books will discuss the drive to bring more open access publishing channels to the humanities, the obstacles faculty face, and how they can and should overcome them. In addition, CSUN’s Scott Kleinman, recipient of a Mellon Foundation grant for his WhatEvery1Says Project (WE1S) will present a talk, "The Challenge of Proprietary Data for Open Research in the Humanities."

About the Keynote

As part of the experimentation around Open Access being fostered and encouraged within the UC system at this time, punctum books is entering into a 2-year pilot partnership with UC Santa Barbara Library around open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences and has also joined forces with Open Access presses in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands to form ScholarLed (a breakout group of the RadicalOA Collective), a new consortium of Open Access book publishers that aims to create an ecosystem for open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences that is not-for-profit, community-driven, and led by academic researchers (as opposed to for-profit, commercial-conglomerate publishers such as SpringerNature, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and even legacy university presses which, increasingly, focus more on the bottom line than on the needs of researcher communities).

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m.


Event Schedule

  • 12:30-1:00 registration
  • 1:00-1:10 Introduction by Library Dean, Mark Stover
  • 1:10-1:45 Scott Kleinman, CSUN Department of English - The Challenge of Proprietary Data for Open Research in the Humanities
  • 1:45 - 2:45 Key note Presentation by Eileen Joy and Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei Co-Directors, punctum books - Punctum Books and ScholarLed: Open Access Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2:45-3:00 Break
  • 3:00-3:15 Open access award & remarks from Physics faculty

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