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Hall-O-A: Open Access Week 2022

Randall Library logoUNCW Randall Library Presents Hall-O-A: Open Access Week 2022! Open Access Week is an international celebration of making research available and accessible to all - and since it's the last week of October, why not celebrate Halloween as well? Randall Library will host workshops and demonstrations, consultation hours, panels, and film screenings throughout the week on topics related to open access and academic publishing for the whole campus community. Discussions, learning opportunities, and plenty of candy will be provided.

 

For the latest information on events, please refer to this page. If you require a reasonable accommodation to enjoy and participate in these events, or if you have questions or feedback, please direct your inquiries to Allison Kittinger at kittingera@uncw.edu.

Did you attend a Hall-O-A event? Tell us how it went!

Monday, October 24

Scholarly Communications Witching Hours

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Zoom and Randall 1023H

Need advice on where to publish? Want to deposit your work into Seahawk DOCKS? Got copyright conundrums? Bring all of your burning scholarly communications questions to drop-in consultation hours with Scholarly Communications Librarian Allison Kittinger, available hybrid on Zoom and in Randall 1023H (first floor by the New & Popular Section).

Zoom room: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/82137612618?pwd=RlZyeDVjVi80K0pNNWVDT3BVbkJkdz09

Tuesday, October 25

OA@UNCW Panel

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Sherman Hayes Gallery (first floor of the library towards the back)

Join the editors of Open Access UNCW journals Dr. James DeVita, Dr. Colleen Reilly, and Dr. Jill Waity for a conversation on open access publishing, being journal editors, and getting involved in the spirit of impactful teaching and research at UNCW. A moderated discussion will be followed with a Q&A session.

Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education (JETHE)

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research (UJSLCBR)

Wednesday, October 26

Open Access Funding Survival Guide

Time: 11:00am

Location: Zoom (register for Zoom meeting here)

Have you ever wanted to make your research openly available or share your research data, only to find it would cost you? Many publishers charge fees in the thousands of dollars to make scholarly articles open access, for example. Randall Library, SPARC, and Research & Innovation have teamed up on this workshop to help you navigate funder mandates, grant budget lines, and resources available to you at UNCW and beyond.


Open Access Week and Media Literacy Week Film Series: The Internet's Own Boy

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Randall Auditorium (second floor)

Randall Library's Open Access Week and Media Literacy Week present a screening of The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. 

"The Internet's Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity." 

Thursday, October 27

Open Access Week and Media Literacy Week Film Series: Carnival of Souls

Time: 5:00pmCarnival of Souls poster

Location: Randall Auditorium (second floor)

Copyright doesn't have to be scary! Randall Library's Open Access Week and Media Literacy Week present a spooky screening of Carnival of Souls, a horror film in the public domain. Get a fright, an introduction to the film by Dr. Carlos Kase, and information on what public domain is, how you can use public domain materials, and other copyright topics at the same time!

"Carnival of Souls is a 1962 American independent horror film produced and directed by Herk Harvey and written by John Clifford from a story by Clifford and Harvey, and starring Candace Hilligoss. Its plot follows Mary Henry, a young woman whose life is disturbed after a car accident. She relocates to a new city, where she finds herself unable to assimilate with the locals, and becomes drawn to the pavilion of an abandoned carnival."

Friday, October 28

Scholarly Communications Witching Hours

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Zoom and Randall 1023H

Need advice on where to publish? Want to deposit your work into Seahawk DOCKS? Got copyright conundrums? Bring all of your burning scholarly communications questions to drop-in consultation hours with Scholarly Communications Librarian Allison Kittinger, available hybrid on Zoom and in Randall 1023H (first floor by the New & Popular Section).

Zoom room: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/86941604946?pwd=NjFOSEZjd3FBYjVZa0kyWmdQNWN2UT09


Spotting Predatory Publishers

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Zoom (register for Zoom meeting here)

Predatory publishers lurk at the fringes of open access, charging article publication fees to unsuspecting authors without having any actual ethics, evaluation process, or even sometimes editorial board in place. Often they make false promises of speedy publishing or extensive indexing designed to lure articles to them. They are devious, but they can be avoided. This workshop, led by Scholarly Communications Librarian and seasoned predatory publisher spotter Allison Kittinger, will teach you the warning signs of predatory publishers so your work gets the treatment and audience it deserves.