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Open Access Week 2009

Faculty and Researchers: Why limit the visibility and accessibility of your work? Find out how to maximize the impact of your research.

Students: Imagine not having to pay for course packs or textbooks! Learn why Open Access matters to you.


Open Access Week is October 19-23, 2009.
To celebrate Open Access Week, the York University Libraries are hosting the following events:

Open Access Initiatives for Math Researchers
Tuesday October 20, 2009
SN638 Ross
4pm – 5:30pm

This session will discuss:
-New Initiatives in Scholarly Publishing: York Libraries Support for article processing fees in selected open access journals
-Public access to research as per funder mandates (CIHR & PubMed Central Canada): Searching for funded research papers using Web of Science
-New publishing tools for Authors

YorkSpace Deposit Day
Wednesday October 21, 2009
Scott Library, Room 531
10am – 5pm
Full session description

Drop by Scott library any time between 10am – 5pm to create a YorkSpace account and learn how to deposit your scholarly works in York University’s institutional repository. Librarians will be available to guide you through the process step by step.

Open Access Policy Workshop
Wednesday October 21, 2009
Scott Library, Room 531
10am – 11:30am

By unanimous vote on 1st October 2009, York University Librarians and Archivists adopted an Open Access Policy to govern their research outputs.

To help librarians and archivists meet the requirements of this newly adopted policy, this workshop will focus on strategies for evaluating publisher policies and negotiating with publishers. This will include a hands-on component, introducing participants to the YorkSpace deposit process.