Open Access Week, an annual event that promotes a wider understanding of open access (OA) and the opportunities it provides, is just around the corner! Taking place this year from October 20-24, the week is celebrated through events, seminars, editorials, and on social media throughout the world. Here at SAGE, we are delighted to celebrate with the rest of the scholarly community.
To kick off Open Access Week, SAGE will be hosting a free 1 hour webinar on Tuesday, October 21 at 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ETC.
In early 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D Expenditures to develop plans to make federally funded research openly available to the public within one year of publication. Partly in response to this directive, university and library groups partnered to develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) to promote the preservation of, access to, and reuse of scholarly research. Similarly, publishers, scholarly societies, and service providers came together to create the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. With similar missions and goals, how might the two groups might work together to promote access to research? Where do they overlap, and how do they differ? And how might individual librarians get involved with these efforts?
The webinar will feature Judy Ruttenberg, from SHARE, and Howard Ratner, from CHORUS. Together, they will be discussing:
- What has been the response so far to the OSTP mandate among different federal departments?
- What are the functions and goals of SHARE and CHORUS and how do the groups relate to the OSTP mandate?
- Where do the two groups overlap, where do they complement each other, and how do they differ?
- How can the groups work together to promote access to research?
- What can librarians do to help their patrons benefit from the efforts of both groups?
Their words will be followed by some Q&A led by David Ross, executive publisher of open access at SAGE.
Register here now!
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Be on the lookout, as later this week we will announce further plans for OA Week right here on SAGE Connection.