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Open Access Week at Dartmouth

October 22-26, 2018

"Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge" 


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Open Dartmouth: Research , Data, Code, Ideas

Now celebrating the one year anniversary of Dartmouth Digital Commons, the Open Dartmouth Exhibits features a selection of Dartmouth authors published in the repository and their reasons for choosing Open Access.
Main digital display in Baker lobby: October 22-26


Event Details

Equity in Information Access at Dartmouth and Regionally

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Library and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Date & Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:45am
Location: Rockefeller Class of 1930 Room
Lunch provided!

  • Memory Apata • Music and Performing Arts Librarian
  • Jill Baron  Librarian for Romance Languages and Latin American Studies
  • Theodosia Cook  Director of Institutional Diversity and Equity
  • Sean Fleming  Director of Lebanon Public Libraries
  • Kristen Anton  Director, BioInformatics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth - and - 
    UNC Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Jen Green (Moderator) Digital Scholarship Librarian

Please Register!

Join the Dartmouth Library and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity for a panel discussion exploring Equity in Information Access at Dartmouth and Regionally. This panel is being presented as part of the Dartmouth Library's recognition of Open Access Week: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge. Panelists will share perspectives on the role of open access in their respective fields and discuss barriers to knowledge distribution and production

Workshop: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Date & Time: Three workshop times are offered- pick which one works best for you

  • Monday, October 22nd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 24th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: Berry 183
Lou's cider and doughnuts will be provided
Instructors: Laura Braunstein and Madeline Miller

Why is Wikipedia relevant? Who edits Wikipedia? How can lack of diversity in editors lead to bias? How can you contribute your own writing and expertise to the project? In celebration of Open Access week, the Dartmouth Library is offering 1 hour sessions in which you will learn...  

  • How to create your own edits and have your work globally published
  • What are the best practices for writing and citing contributions
  • Why Wikipedia is relevant today, what value it can provide
  • How underrepresentation of marginalized identities can result in bias in information

No sign up required! Just bring a laptop and create your account (BEFORE the workshop)If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Madeline Miller <>. We look forward to editing with you!

Workshop: Opening Access to Dartmouth's Past

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Rauner Library
Instructors: Morgan Swan, Caitlin Birch, Myranda Fuentes, Alex Liston

Please Register!

The Dartmouth College Library is involved in the creation of new research on marginalized groups from Dartmouth’s history through our SpeakOut and Historical Accountability programs. Come learn more about how students are reshaping the stories we tell about Dartmouth’s past with an eye toward creating a better future.

Workshop: Research Impact: Enhance the Visibility and Impact of Your Work

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Berry 183
Lunch will be provided.
Instructors: Lora Leligdon and Pamela Bagley

Please Register!

How do you maximize your research impact?   Join us to learn how to establish and monitor your scholarly presence, utilize strategies for optimizing dissemination and discoverability, and how to track the impact of your work. As part of our Open Access Week programming, this workshop will help us make our systems for producing and distributing knowledge more inclusive and open.

Workshop: Money Matters: Financial Barriers in the Classroom

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Instructors: Katie Harding and Jay Davis

Please Register!

We will explore the academic experience of low-income students by hearing from a panel of Dartmouth students and viewing a short video featuring Dartmouth students and professors, “Class in the Classroom”. We will talk about the challenges that students face due to the high costs of textbooks and other course materials and discuss practical strategies to mitigate these issues and remove barriers.

Workshop: Open Access Research Tools

Date & Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Berry 183
Lunch will be provided.
Instructors: Janifer Holt, Jen Green

Please Register!

Dartmouth's Libary resources provide students, faculty, and staff access to a wide range of books, articles, and other materials to support their research and learning. But, eventually, we are all confronted by paywalls that prevent us from accessing information.  Join us for lunch and a hands-on, explorative session to discover open access tools and services that will support and enrich your research goals now and into the future.

Screening: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Followed by Q and A with Director/Producer Jason Schmitt

Date & Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Rockefeller 003
Free pizza and drinks provided
Organizers: Madeline Miller, Jen Green

Join us for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (description below). The screening will include free pizza and be followed by a Q and A with the documentary's producer/director, Jason Schmitt.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and google. 

Workshop: Managing your professional identity online

Date & Time: Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Berry 183
Instructors: Jen Green 

Please Register!

In the digital age where everyone has an online identity by default, it is critical that you take control of your professional identity, which can reflect important contributions you've made throughout your career.  Your professional identity connects you to your work, which can include your job, your professional research, or your creative work. It is important to have a unique and unambiguous identity, connect that identity with your accomplishments, communicate about your work to the audience you want, and measure the impact of your work.

In this highly interactive, hands-on session, we'll review tools and services, and discuss ways to make the best decisions for your professional identity. We will also address how to manage your professional work on scholarly networking sites such as Researchgate,, Twitter, and blogs, and how to legally share your work in the Dartmouth Digital Commons. Bring your questions about the personal and professional identity ecosystems you use and please bring your laptop. 

Jen Green of the Dartmouth Library Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing Program  is happy to consult with individuals or groups on this topic!