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Open Access Week @ Ryerson

The Library is facilitating several events during Open Access Week @ Ryerson – October 22 – 26.  We encourage faculty and graduate students to attend and learn more about how open access can benefit your teaching and research.
If you are not able to attend these events in person, please consider viewing the free webinars on open access scheduled throughout the week at Athabasca University and Harvard University.
Preempting Dissent – Open Sourcing Secrecy
Monday Oct 22nd 10:00am-12:00pm
Key Note Speaker: Greg Elmer
Greg Elmer will present on his and Andy Opel’s project “Preempting Dissent – Open Sourcing Secrecy”, a collaborative open source documentary based on their book by the same name. By publishing a “road map” of production, this project engages the audience through all stages of the project, and will create both a feature length documentary and enable a non-linear open source cinematic database that will evolve over time. The film will combine on and off line video submissions, personal testimonials, re-edited sequences, along with the filmmakers content on preemptive forms of law enforcement and governance that have emerged in the post 9/11 world. This open source content will be available for users to remix their own documentaries. This project is funded in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of Communication, Florida State University, Anglia Ruskin University, and the Bell Globemedia Research Chair, Toronto Metropolitan University.
Other presenters:
Kevin Manuel – Open Data in Canada
Jay Wolofsky: OpenDOAR: searching repository contents worldwide.
Brian Cameron: Open Access Publishing @ Ryerson
Ann Ludbrook: Open Access Resources for Education
Know Your Rights: Publishing and Academic Freedom in a Digital World
Friday, October 26 12-2 p.m. in OVPRI board room (1 Dundas Street, YDI-1134)
Presenter: Brian Cameron, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Toronto Metropolitan University Library and Archives
Please RSVP to by October 24th, as space is limited.
Have you recently published in a journal? Do you know your rights as an author? Join us for a presentation and discussion focusing on how you can protect your author rights and reuse, republish and redistribute your work. Learn about how to protect your intellectual property through addenda to copyright transfer agreements and avoid the pitfalls associated with impact factors. We will also discuss the value of open access publishing and Digital Commons @ Ryerson, our institutional repository.
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m., with the talk starting at 12:45.
Free Webinars during Open Access Week
A week-long series of free, 1 hour webinars on the issues around using open access resources in teaching, hosted by Athabasca University.
The full calendar of events is listed here  
Highlights include:
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Mobile Learning
The OER university: A sustainable model for more affordable education futures
“Open and Closed” Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide??
Integrating openness in course design
How to Make Your Research Open Access (Whether You’re at Harvard or Not)
How do you make your own work open access (OA)? The question comes up from researchers at schools with good OA policies (like Harvard and MIT) and at schools with no OA policies at all. Peter Suber and Stuart Shieber of the Harvard Open Access Project, the Berkman Center community, and Office for Scholarly Communication will facilitate an open forum on the Harvard OA policies, concrete steps for making your work OA, and questions on any aspect of OA, especially from the perspective of publishing researchers.
Tuesday, October 23
12:30 Eastern Standard time
Live Broadcast (This event will be archived for later viewing)