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Open Access Week at Dartmouth     

October 24-28, 2016

Calendar of Events

Kick-Off Event and Open Dartmouth Exhibit Opening

Date & Time: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM; remarks at 3 pm by the OpenCon participants from Dartmouth, Emily B. Boyd and Rachel Obbard

Locations: Berry Library Main Street

Join the celebration as we kick off Open Access Week with a launch event and opening reception for the Open Dartmouth poster exhibit! Some of the Dartmouth faculty and researchers featured on the posters will be at the event to chat with us about their work and thoughts on open access. Stop by the information table to get information and resources about open access, copyright, author rights, publishing, open education, and more! Refreshments!


  • Barb Sagraves, Interim Associate Librarian for Information Services
  • Rachel Obbard, Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • Emily B. Boyd, Business, Economics, and Engineering Librarian

A Week of Open Access Presentations, Workshops, and Discussions

Public Talk: Open Access and the Social Sciences:  Changing rules, Changing roles, Changing responsibilities

Guest Speaker: Gregg Gordon, Social Science and Research Network (SSRN) President and CEO

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 3 PM

Location: Rockefeller Center 003

Learn how SSRN, the number one open repository and scholarly community site for economics, business, government, and other social sciences and humanities, has influenced the practices of sharing research over the past two decades. Gregg will offer insights into the complex relationships among authors, publishers, academic institutions such as Dartmouth, and open repositories such as SSRN. These roles and relationships are shifting with growing expectations to provide broader, more open access to the scholarly literature. He’ll address what will change and what will remain the same with the acquisition of SSRN by Elsevier. There will be opportunities to engage in a discussion of new directions in the open dissemination of the social science literature after the presentation.

Workshop: Opening Access through Canvas Legally

Date & Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM; lunch provided

Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library

Instructors: Barbara DeFelice and Scott Millspaugh

Please Register!

 Learn about best practices, tools, and resources you can use in Canvas to make it both easy and legal for your students to access the materials with which you most want them to engage, both during and after the course. We’ll cover open access materials, copyright, fair use, and visibility settings in Canvas that enable you to make materials available for the term, for the campus, and beyond. 

Workshop: Author Rights and Scholarly Identity

Date & Time: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM; lunch provided

Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library

Instructors: Jen Green and Lora Leligdon

Please Register!

Do you know your rights as an author and how to retain these rights? Do you know what tools you can use to increase impact and accessibility to your published work? Please join us to learn about your author publication rights, the tools needed to manage your scholarly identity, and how to teach your students about these issues as they approach the world of authorship and publishing.

Information tables across campus: Chat with a Librarian about Open Access

Date & Time: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2 PM to 4:00 PM
Locations: Baker Library Main Hall
Visit with: Jill Baron, James Adams, and Jen Green

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: MacLean Atrium, Thayer School of Engineering
Visit with: Janifer Holt and Emily Boyd

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Jones Media Center, Berry Library
Visit with: Jen Green and Lucinda Hall

Date & Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Fairchild Tower
Visit with: Lora Leligdon and Katie Harding

Date & Time: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Life Sciences Center Lobby
Visit with: Pamela Bagley and Jen Green

Come to the nearest information table to chat with a librarian about open access, get your questions answered, and pick up a button to support open access! Librarians will be available to talk at the times indicated above, but the tables and information will be available to pick up all day.

Slideshow: Research with a Global Reach: Dartmouth Faculty Scholarship Open to All

View the slideshow in Baker-Berry, Biomedical Libraries, Feldberg Business and Engineering Library, and Kresge Physical Sciences Library

Related seminars in the weeks leading up to Open Access Week:

1. Physics and Astronomy Colloquium -  "How a Student’s Daydream About Stellar Spectra Became One of the World’s Most Important Digital Libraries, the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)"

Friday, October 7, 2016, Wilder 104, 3:30 pm

Dr. Michael J. Kurtz, Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics and Dartmouth graduate

ADS is freely available globally

2. The Open Book: New Directions in Monograph Publishing Part 1: Monograph Publishing Options

Date & Time: Thursday October 20th, noon-1, Baker Library Treasure Room; Lunch provided so please register

Join Michael Burton, the Director of the University Press of New England (UPNE), and Richard Pult, Acquisitions Editor at UPNE, along with faculty with book publishing experience, for a seminar on trends in scholarly monograph publishing. Hear about ways the work of faculty authors can be published in the traditional print monograph and also made more broadly available in digital forms. Examples include partnerships between the Library and UPNE, and new initiatives such as Knowledge Unlatched, Open Humanities Press, and Luminos. 


Calendar of Events

All Week: Open Dartmouth Slide Show in Baker-Berry, Biomedical, Feldberg, and Kresge Libraries
AND the Open Dartmouth Poster Exhibit, Berry Main Street
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Open Access Info Table
Berry Library, Main Street
Open Access Info Table
10am - 12pm
MacLean Atrium
 Open Access Info Table
2pm - 4pm
Jones Media Center
Open Access Info Table
Fairchild Tower
Open Access Info Table
Life Sciences Center Lobby

OA Week Kick-off
2:30 - 4:30pm; remarks at 3
Berry Library
Main Street

Public Talk:
3pm, Rocky 003
Guest Speaker:
Gregg Gordon, SSRN
President and CEO

Opening Access through
Canvas Legally

DCAL, Baker 102
Author Rights and

Scholarly Identity

DCAL, Baker 102