Open access (OA) is a constructive movement seeking to make literature online, free of charge, without most copyright or licensing restrictions. It incorporates traditional concepts of copyright, peer review and preservation, but without the barrier of subscription costs.
Recent studies suggest open access increases the impact of published research, and the momentum for open access is growing, particularly within the European Union and the U.S. This learning community is designed to increase OA “literacy” through a series of presentations on several prominent issues within OA.
Meetings: 2:30pm - 3:20pm in Room 339 of the OU Library.
|Learn what open access (OA) is, the differences between gold and green OA, the impact of OA, how journals, books and data fit into the OA picture, and what is happening with OA at the national, international, campus and funding agency levels.||Learn where and how to research publisher copyright policies and understand what can be self-archived; learn how to find information on open access journals; learn where and how to find out if an OA publisher is “disreputable”; learn how to locate research funders’ open access policies.||Learn what your rights are as an author, how to retain your rights, and strategies for negotiating with publishers.||Learn about the different open license options available to you as an author, what they protect, what they allow, and which you may want to employ.||Learn more about standard journal citation metrics, such as impact factor and the H-index, and about almetrics, which seek to reflect impact as research and researchers move to the web.||Learn what open educational resources are, why you would want to use them, how they can be used, where to find them, and how CTE and UL can assist you with them.|
|Karen Rupp-Serrano is the Director of Collection Management and Scholarly Communication at the University of Oklahoma Libraries. She holds a BA from Kansas State University, an MLS from Emporia State University and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma.||Matt Stock received his undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. After completing an MM in Musicology and an MLS at the University of North Texas, Matt joined the University of Oklahoma Libraries as Fine & Applied Arts Librarian in 2004. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor and serves as the liaison to the College Fine Arts and the College of Architecture. Having recovered from attending UNT, he recently completed his DMA in Trumpet Performance at OU and continues to perform in the Oklahoma City area.||Darin K. Fox is Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma in the College of Law. Professor Fox teaches Introduction to Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. His research interests include the intersection of law libraries and information technology. Specifically, he is interested in how technology is impacting information delivery, research strategies, knowledge management, and collection policies in the legal profession. He recently co-authored a book on Oklahoma Legal Research which will be published this fall.
Janet Brennan Croft is Head of Access Services and Associate Professor of Bibliography at the University of Oklahoma libraries. She earned her Master of Library Science degree at Indiana University in 1983. She is the author of War in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger, 2004; winner of the Mythopoeic Society Award for Inklings Studies) and several book chapters on the Peter Jackson films; has published articles on J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, and other authors, and is editor or co-editor of four collections of literary essays. She has also written widely on library issues, and is the author of Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan (Haworth, 2004). She is the book review editor for Oklahoma Librarian and contributes a regular column on library copyright issues. She edits the refereed scholarly journal Mythlore and serves on the board of the Mythopoeic Press.
|Christy Kulp is the life sciences librarian at the University of Oklahoma. Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas. After working in engineering and science libraries as a student and staff member, she decided to become a librarian. She received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2004 and joined the University of Oklahoma shortly thereafter. In addition to her work at OU, she is also an officer in the United States Army Reserve.||Stewart Brower is the Director of the Schusterman Library at OU- Tulsa. Prior to joining Schusterman in 2007, he worked at the University of Buffalo’s Health Sciences Library, the Washington University School of Medicine, and OUHSC’s Bird Library. He holds a BS from Oklahoma State and an MLIS from OU.
Molly Strothmann has been Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarian at the University of Oklahoma since 2005. After growing up in Tulsa, she earned both her M.L.I.S. and her B.S. in Psychology from OU. Her research concentrates on improving services to users in academic libraries. After several years on the editorial board of Reference & User Services Quarterly, she recently began to co-edit a regular column for it, “Taking Issues,” which provides a forum for debate on important issues in librarianship. She is an active member of Phi Beta Kappa and has served as the President of the Alpha of Oklahoma chapter.
|Stacy Zemke is the Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator for the University of Oklahoma Libraries. She holds a BA and MA in art history from the University of Colorado and an MS in knowledge management from OU. She has worked as an instructor in OU’s School of Library and Information Studies, as a project manager for Xplana Learning and a faculty liaison for OU IT. She has worked as a product/ project manager and contracting consultant for many years in the educational technology and publishing fields. Her focus is on how technology is used in education, including developing OER repositories, developing and delivering OER content in ebooks and ereaders, and creating technologies that facilitate communication and knowledge sharing in academia.|