Learn about open educational resources at our Open Access Week activities

International Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2017. Organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Open Access Week is an opportunity for the global academic and research communities to learn more about and share with others the benefits of open access to information. Delivering information through open access venues speeds discovery, increases use and facilitates the flow of knowledge around the world.

Learn more about how you can benefit from and contribute to open access resources and initiatives by participating in the UIC University Library’s Open Access Week events:

A technology of togetherness: How open educational resources (OER) transform educational access, meaningful practice and sustainable value 
October 23
12-1 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Library - 1-470

A light lunch will be provided for those at the event at the Daley Library.

For those unable to attend in person, please participate online.

Speaker: Jonathan Lashley, Open Education Fellow, Open Textbook Network

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Don't cite it, write it! Engaged student learning and the Wikipedia assignment
October 25
12-12:50 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Library - 1-470

Speaker: Zach McDowell, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, UIC

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Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding "predatory publishers"
October 26
1-2 p.m.
Online only

Speaker: Sandy De Groote, Professor & Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Library, UIC

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