Since 2012, Virginia Tech's University Libraries have explored open access with talks, panel discussions, and workshops to help faculty and students understand open access and the support for it that the library provides. Please join us!
Monday October 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Newman Library Multipurpose Room
The Open Access Week kickoff event will feature a brief introduction to open access and its benefits and controversies, followed by a discussion with diverse panelists and the audience. Panelists:
Tuesday October 23, 7:00pm | Graduate Life Center Auditorium
"Cybersecurity and International Relations"
Katya Drozdova, Seattle Pacific University
Wednesday October 24, 4:00pm-5:00pm | Newman Library 427 | Register
Virginia Tech Libraries has made available $140,000 for FY 2019 to support articles published in scholarly Open Access (OA) journals. You may receive up to $1500 per article if your article is accepted for publication in an OA journal that requires payment of APCs (article processing charges). The VT Open Access Subvention Fund (OASF) also supports APCs for hybrid OA journals, if the publisher reduces institutional subscriptions accordingly. The OASF is available to everyone in the VT community faculty, staff, and students.
In this session we will review OASF award criteria, identify databases that help determine if your publisher meets the funding criteria, and locate OA journals in your field. Bring your laptop and practice or create an OASF request with the fund manager at hand.
At the conclusion of the session you will be in a good position to have your next article funded, which you can link to your CV, FAR, or dossier for promotion and tenure.
If there's time you may also learn about the Libraries' publishing services, including open textbooks, book subvention opportunities, and VT's draft open access policy.
Monday October 15, 6:45-8:00pm | Newman Library 207A
Wednesday October 24, 5:30-7:00pm | Newman Library 207A
Documentary viewing followed by Q&A | More Information
We will watch the recently released documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (1 hour), which interviews open access experts around the world about the problems of access to scholarship. Following the viewing we will have a discussion of issues the documentary raises.
Friday October 26, 2:30pm-3:30pm | Torgersen 1120 | Register
Faculty involved in governance at Virginia Tech are beginning to explore options for an open access policy, which would enable greater sharing of our research. This session, led by a member of the policy working group, covers the definition of open access, the policy rationale, benefits to faculty, how other universities have implemented policies, and the potential working details of a policy. Participants will learn about the current open access environment and have an opportunity to give feedback that would shape a potential faculty policy.