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Open Access Week Events


Open Access Week is a global event held annually in October to raise awareness of the benefits of Open Access in the academic community.  Open access materials are academic materials distributed online legally and free of cost. We encourage faculty and graduate students to attend open access events and learn more about how open access can benefit your teaching and research.

Free Film Screening: Paywall – The Movie

As part of Open Access Week, the Library will be screening Paywall:  The Business of Scholarship.  This documentary, which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers. There will be popcorn!

When: Monday Oct 22nd, 11:00am

Where: Collaboratory LIB387  (Enter from the 3rd floor SLC)

Social Justice Week Event: Open Educational Resources: Textbook Affordability and Open Access

This panel will seek to raise awareness of textbook prices and the available alternatives. The panel features Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Hong Yu, Interim Associate Dean Research & Graduate Programs and Associate Professor TRSM, Wendy Freeman, E-Learning and LTO Director, and Salman Faruqi, VP Education, RSU

When: Tuesday October 23rd 10:00-11:30

Where: Thomas Lounge, 55 Gould Street

LTO Workshop – Liberate Your Course Materials: Open Access and Copyright Free Resources For Your Teaching (Faculty/instructor event – REGISTER NOW)

Join Michelle Schwartz, Instructional Design & Research Strategist, Ann Ludbrook, Copyright Librarian, and Sally Wilson, Web Services Librarian, for an introduction to open textbooks. Learn how to adopt, adapt, and create your own open textbook using Ryerson’s new Pressbooks platform and the eCampus Ontario Open Textbook Library. By the end of this workshop, you will have all the tools needed to get started building your own open textbook.

When: Wednesday October 24th 12:00-2:00pm

Where: POD 372

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