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Scholarly Communications Events

Open Access Week 2016

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Open Access Week 2015

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Open Access Week 2014

Screening of RiP! A Remix Manifesto | flyer

Tuesday, October 21 from 12-2 pm
Location: T-Room, University of Toronto Mississauga

Screening of The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz | flyer

Wednesday, October 22 from 12-2 pm
Location: T-Room, University of Toronto Mississauga

Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Tea

Tuesday, October 23 from 2-3 pm
Location: T-Room, University of Toronto Mississauga

Join the UTM Library's Open Access Tea for a lively introduction to some of the key topics being discussed during Open Access Week 2012. Learn how Open Access is impacting your research.

The Coming Decade of Open Access:
Moving Beyond Traditional Forms and Functions of Scholarly Communication

Thursday, October 25 from 11:30 am-1 pm
Location: Council Chambers, Room 3130, Davis Building, University of Toronto Mississauga

Open Access continues to challenge the way we think about scholarly communications. Are commercial publishers really the only barrier between researchers and a more equitable knowledge exchange? How do we measure impact in an open globally networked distribution system? Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from one of Canada’s key participants in the Open Access movement.

Speaker: Leslie Chan
Senior Lecturer and Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies
University of Toronto Scarborough


Open Access Week 2011

Opening the Digital Humanities | flyer

Tuesday, October 25 from 12-2 pm
Location: Dean’s Lounge, 262NB, University of Toronto Mississauga

Open access to new tools, collections and information is having a significant impact on the direction and speed of progress in the Digital Humanities

Meeting the ‘High-Throughput’ Challenge
Speaker: William J. Turkel
Associate Professor of History, University of Western Ontario
Director of Digital Infrastructure for NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment

As a result of exponential increases in computing power, electronic storage density, numbers of networked devices and digital representations, humanists now face the challenge of making sense of collections of sources that cannot be visualized or understood without computation. I describe a range of techniques that allow researchers to keep up-to-date with new information, to collect and automatically process millions of sources, and to discover new patterns that require interpretation. Although some of these techniques require programming ability, many can be undertaken with freely-available or commercial software packages.

Speaker: Jonathan Bengtson
Director of Library and Archives & Fellow
University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Mass digitization is providing the raw data for new avenues of analysis and research in the humanities and there is a blurring of methodologies between and across disciplines in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Digital research environments are being designed that will result in the academic monograph morphing into an organic, ever changing digital object. The potential of, and the implications for, the humanities are immense.

Open Scholarship in the Digital Era | flyer

Wednesday, October 26 from 12-1:30 pm
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga Research Office Conference Room (live webcast)

During the past two decades, the word “open” has proven to describe a complex concept with challenging and inspiring implications for individuals, institutions and jurisdictions. New expressions such as 'open access' have now been joined by new words such as 'copyfight' in a multi-dimensional and multi-layered discussion around appropriate policies and practices on campus and beyond. 

This presentation will reflect on the deep conceptual changes that are driving this discussion as well as examine some of the promising steps forward taken in recent years.

Speaker: Dr. Chad Gaffield
President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Opening Access to Data: New Initiatives and the Challenges of Data Management | flyer

Thursday, October 27 from 1-3 pm
Location: Ante Chamber 3129DV, University of Toronto Mississauga

A panel presentation and discussion of new initiatives and challenges associated with opening access to national, regional, municipal and research data.

Panel members:

Steve Czajka
Supervisor, Information Planning, City of Mississauga
Planning and Building Department, Policy Planning Division

Ron Jaros
Planning Manager, Information and Intelligence Team
Region of Peel

Diane Carley
Digital Initiatives Analyst, Project Manager
DataCite Canada, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information

Andrew Nicholson
GIS and Data Librarian
University of Toronto Mississauga Library

Berenica Vejvoda
Data Librarian, Data Liberation Initiative Representative
Map & Data Library, University of Toronto Libraries

Open Access and Student Scholarship: from Local to International

Thursday, October 27 from 2-3:30 pm
Location: Council Chamber, Room 3129DV, University of Toronto Mississauga

An event for University of Toronto Mississauga student researchers.

Engaging with Canadian Scholarship through Open Access
Speaker: Rebecca Schild
Undergraduate student researcher
Department of Social Science, University of Toronto Scarborough

Open Access: a perspective from the developing world
Speaker: Abigail Speller
Project Assistant, Bioline International
Department of Social Science, University of Toronto Scarborough


Open Access Week 2010

Funding Agency Panel: Opening Up Access

Monday, October 18 from 12-1:30 pm
Location: Room 448, University of Toronto Mississauga Library (live webcast)

Canada's granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies' approaches to open access. Agencies with an open access mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views open access and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support open access.

Panel members:

Craig McNaughton
Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Andrea Smith
Partnerships for Health System Improvement and Evidence on Tap
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Monique Zaloum
Senior Policy Advisor, Policy and International Relations
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Global Open Educational Resources and the University of Toronto as a Multicultural Institution

Tuesday, October 19 from 3:15-4:30 pm
Location: Room 448, University of Toronto Mississauga Library

You might have heard about MIT OpenCourseWare, but did you know that there are 12,000 Chinese courses online, 460 Indonesian textbooks, or 5000 hours of video from one single Pakistani university? This presentation will take you on a whirlwind tour of global open educational resources, and give a sense of the diversity of projects that exist, and how they have developed. The University of Toronto is a very multicultural institution in a global city: how can these resources be used by individual students to enrich their learning – and how can these students and teachers contribute to resources in their own languages? The presentation will also introduce the Peer2Peer University, a global online platform for learners to come together and create study groups around open educational resources.

Speaker: Stian Haklev
PhD student, OISE, University of Toronto

What it Means to be an Open Scholar

Tuesday, October 19 from 4:45-6 pm
Location: Student Centre Presentation Room, University of Toronto Mississauga Library

This exciting presentation will focus on what it means to be an Open scholar/researcher. Stian, a UofT doctoral student, will discuss his experience using the wealth of OA journals and other resources in his research. He will share his knowledge of other scholars who have made their research process open, using Web 2.0 tools like Twitter and Academia to network with researchers, disseminating their finished product in a range of open network environments.  This presentation will appeal to any students who wish to participate in the open international environment of the research enterprise.

Speaker: Stian Haklev
PhD student, OISE, University of Toronto

What Bill C-32 Misses: Copyright in Academic Life | webcast

Wednesday, October 20 from 12-1:30 pm
Location: Faculty Club, University of Toronto Mississauga

Speaker: Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Professor, Faculty of Law & Information Science
University of Western Ontario