Open Access Week 2018

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. All sessions will be held in MC 218, University Library 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend!

Please contact Rachel Wexelbaum at for more information.

Schedule of events:

What is Open Access?
Monday, October 22, 10–11:30 a.m., MC 218

Find out how open access benefits your research, teaching, and students. Engage in discussion and a Call to Action: How will you engage in open access efforts in the future? Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters: Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders, Cindy Gruwell, Mary O’Dea, and Rachel Wexelbaum, University Library

What is a Z Degree?
Wednesday, October 24, 1-2 p.m., MC 218

A “Z degree” is a degree program that incurs no cost to students for textbooks or other instructional materials. Learn about Central Lakes College’s Z degree program, the first in Minnesota.

Presenters:  Dave Bisonette, Librarian at Central Lakes College, and colleagues

SCSU Faculty Panel: Making Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Thursday, October 25, 3-4 p.m., MC 218

Find out what faculty colleagues at SCSU have done in open textbook/OER production.

Panelists: TBA

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International Open Access Week

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 23-29, 2017.

The library will host several  drop-in sessions to share information about open access, open textbooks, SCSU’s institutional repository, and more.

Schedule of events:

Open Textbooks. What are they? Where can you find them? How do we make them? How is Minnesota State currently supporting open textbook efforts? Facilitated by Minnesota State’s Karen Pikula (OER Coordinator) and Kimberly Johnson (Director of Faculty and Instructional Development).

Mon., Oct. 23, 11 am – noon in MC 218
Mon., Oct. 23, 1-2 pm in MC 218

What is Open Access? Discuss open culture, open access resources, where to find them, and how to create and use them in your teaching and research. Facilitated by SCSU librarians.

Tues., Oct. 24, 10 am – noon in MC 206
Wed., Oct. 25, 2-4 pm in MC 206

Institutional Repository. What is it? What can it do for your and your students? Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and Mary O’Dea.

Tues., Oct. 24, 1-2 pm in MC B17
Wed., Oct. 25, 11 am – noon in MC 206

Wikipedia Works. Create and edit Wiki articles on any subject you wish! Edit-a-thon to include Wikipedia editor training and introduction to Wikimedia Commons. Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and John Wild.

Sat., Oct. 28, noon – 4 pm in MC 218

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