During October 2015 the CUA University Libraries hosted three events to start people talking about open access.
Thanks to all who presented, all who came to the presentations and all those who asked questions! Questions came from university administrators and faculty and graduate students and librarians. Questions during the events ranged from – what is open access – to mandates for open access – to levels of open access – to what will really increase the access, preservation and impact of a university’s scholarly output?
One question kept coming up in every event – how do we keep up with the evolving issue of open access? During the Scholarly Publishing event, the moderator, Rikk Mulligan from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) pointed to three headlines from last week:
From Martin Paul Eve, Academia.edu’s peer-review experiments
From Kathleen Fitpatrick, Academia, Not Edu
It is obvious from these articles and our events that open access conversations across the campus will continue!