Open Access Week 2013 Emory events (Oct. 21-27)

Open Access Week, October 21-27, is a global event in its sixth year which seeks to promote open access for scholarship and research, and the theme this year is “Redefining Impact.” To mark the occasion, the libraries of Emory University are hosting several events to raise awareness of open access in the Emory community.

All events are free and open to the public. Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library is located at 540 Asbury Cir., Atlanta 30322. Up to date information is available at

For more information, please contact Melanie Kowalski at melanie [dot] t [dot] kowalski [at] emory [dot] edu.


Monday, Oct. 21, 12-1:30 pm

Emory Faculty Panel: The Impact of Open Access Publishing on Scholarly Communication

Jones Room, Woodruff Library Level 3

An Emory faculty panel will discuss personal experiences in Open Access publishing and its impact from the perspective of both scholarly authors and Open Access journal editors. A light lunch will be provided. Panelists: Dr. Rustom Antia (biology), Dr. Rex Matthews (theology), Dr. John Nickerson (ophthalmology), Dr. Allen Tullos (open access journal editor and author), Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez Prokopec (environmental studies) and Kim Powell, life sciences informationist with the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (moderator).


Monday, Oct. 21, 3-4 pm

SPARC/World Bank OA Week Kickoff Webcast: “Open Access: Redefining Impact”

Room 312, Woodruff Library Level 3

SPARC’s kickoff event will feature a webcast of a 60-minute panel discussion on “Open Access: Redefining Impact.” Panelists, representing a diverse set of stakeholders, will examine the potential positive impacts that can result when research results are shared freely in the digital environment.

  • Heather Joseph, SPARC executive director (moderator)
  • Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, executive director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
  • Brett Bobley, chief information officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communications of the Modern Language Association
  • Dr. Michael Stebbins, assistant director for biotechnology in the science division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Dr. Cameron Neylon, advocacy director for Public Library of Science (PLoS)


Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2-3:30 pm

ASERL’s Open Access Week Chat with Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications

Room 314, Woodruff Library Level 3

Join us for a live, interactive webcast of an interview and discussion with Peter Suber moderated by Christine Fruin, ASERL’s visiting program officer for Scholarly Communications.


Friday, Oct. 25, 3-4 pm

Georgia Tech Faculty Panel Webcast: Open Access and the Digital Humanities

Seminar Room (Room 162), Emory Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Dr. on the Emory campus

A webcast of a panel moderated by Dr. Stewart Varner and Dr. Brian Croxall of Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship. Panelists including Georgia Tech’s Dr. Ian Bogost, Dr. TyAnna Herrington, and Dr. Robin Wharton will discuss some of the unique benefits and challenges of open access in the humanities. Read more here. Light refreshments will be provided.


Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30-5 pm

Emory Graduate Student Panel on Open Access

Room 201, Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd. on the Emory campus

A panel of Emory graduate students will address the practical considerations of publishing in open access while in graduate school. The discussion will cover the benefits of retaining copyright early in your career, resources and opportunities available to Emory students in support of OA publishing, and the challenges and benefits of publishing in OA as a student. Panelists: Jesse Karlsberg, Sarah Melton, Laura Platinga and Josh Shak; moderated by Stephanie Greeson and Jordan Stewart-Rozema.

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