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OA Week 2017

Open Access Week 2017 Events

“OPEN ACCESS: ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT KNOWLEDGE THEFT.”

OCTOBER 23-29, 2017

The world of Open Access is a wild place! Explore the ins and outs of Open Access and what it means for you as a student and/or content creator with the UCF Library and earn badges in the process! There will be four opportunities to earn OA Wild badges. The more you earn the bigger the prize!
1 badge = A snack to fuel your OA Wild Exploration
2 badges = A UCF Libraries Duck Sticker
3 badges = A UCF Libraries Rubber Ducky
4 badges = A Grand Prize Pack

Oct 23 11 a.m.-2 p.m. What kind of OA Guide are you Quiz
Stop by the John C. Hitt Library and pick up your OA Wild passport. Once you have your passport, show off your OA knowledge and earn your first badge! The first 200 participants to complete the quiz will receive a delicious cookie from Insomnia Cookies to fuel you on your OA adventure!

Oct 24 2:00-3:00 pm Are you an Intellectual Cat Burglar? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 223
Are you an intellectual cat burglar? In this fast paced game participants will show off their knowledge related to Open Access, avoiding plagiarism and staying on the right side of academic integrity. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge for their passports.

Oct. 25 2:30-3:30 Creative Commons 101 – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
Calling all artists, musicians and writers! You’ve put your heart and a whole lot of energy into creating a new work and the next step is to share it with the world, but what’s the best way to do that, and keep it safe? This workshop will explore the variety of licenses available for creative works, how to license your work, where to share it and retain your rights. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

Oct. 26 10:30-11:30 You’ve Finished Your Research…Now What? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
The research is complete and you’ve written your findings, now you’re ready to join the scholarly conversation, but you want to make sure you publish it in the right place to fit your future plans. This workshop will explore the publishing options available and the pros and cons of each model. Join us to learn more about traditional scholarly publishing, open access options and utilizing institutional repositories to make your research widely available. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

If you are interested in exploring more about Open Access, check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

Research Life Cycle

New Video: Research Lifecycle

The UCF Libraries released a new video to guide viewers through the Research Lifecycle (RLC) model. The RLC was created by the UCF Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Task Force in order to:

  • Help understand the research process
  • Show the location and types of services available for researchers
  • Highlight missing support areas in order to establish new services on campus

For more information about our Research Lifecycle, see the Office of Scholarly Communication.

Open Access Week Logo of Pirate Ship

Open Access in October

Open Access (OA) is celebrated each year in October during OA Week. OA Week aims to bring awareness to the benefits of OA. It also helps encourage OA advancements and innovations throughout the global scholarly community. OA Week has been a worldwide event for nearly a decade, and it is organized by SPARC.

You might have noticed that our Talk Like a Pirate Day blog post mentioned OA Week. Our pirate-themed OA Week activities are coming up soon!

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