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Open Access Week at Dartmouth     

October 23-27, 2017

Workshop: Sharing your work

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Life Sciences Center, 105 Sameth 1959 Classroom
Instructors: Barbara DeFelice and Jen Green

Please Register!

Learn about tools and best practices that will help you understand copyright as well as if and how you can share your research, publications, data, and creative work openly with peers, colleagues, students, and the public.  We’ll discuss tools that can support informed decisions about where to publish your work and how to retain rights to your own work, and we will consider the ways open and public access policies give you options to reuse your work. Bring your personal scenarios to this workshop, and we will be able to walk through your specific questions.

All Week Long

Dimensions of Open Exhibit 2017Dimensions of Open is inspired by the efforts of Dartmouth authors, creators, artists, and inventors to make the results of their work openly and publicly availableThe work of Dartmouth scholars and researchers is often in collaboration with authors across the globe, and immediate access to that work has a significant global impact. This exhibit reveals the complex issues surrounding open information through six dimensionsglobal, political, financial, workforce, technological, and future.  

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: October 16, 2017  January 26, 2018 

Information stations and the Open Dartmouth: Research , Data, Code, Ideas digital poster exhibit on display in the following locations:

  • Baker Library Main Hall
  • Berry Library Main Street/Reference area
  • Bartlett 201, Arts & Humanities Café
  • Dana Biomedical Library
  • Feldberg Business and Engineering Library
  • Kresge Physical Sciences Library
  • Jones Media Center, Berry Library
  • Evans Map Room, Berry Library
  • Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library-DHMC
  • Paddock Music Library
  • Sherman Art Library

Visit your nearest library for open access week handouts, buttons, and thoughtful conversation with several of our librarians and library staff across campus. 



Calendar of Events

Open Access Week opening ceremony and exhibit reception

Date & Time: Monday, October 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am; remarks at 10:00am by Jennifer Taxman, Associate Librarian for Research & Learning

Location: Baker Library Main Hall

Join us as we launch our Open Access Week events and enjoy featured creative works including the Dimensions of Open exhibit, the revised Open Dartmouth: Research, Data, Code, Ideas digital poster exhibit, and view the animation, Ideas to Apples: an open access story. King Arthur baked goods, cheese, fruit, coffee, and hot cider will be served!

Open Access Presentations, Workshops, and Discussions

Lecture and Discussion: Opening access to energy use data for the public good: What is needed to realize the promises of energy system change? 

Date &Time: Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5-6pm.  Please walk with us afterwards to the '53 Commons Dining Hall for the Dartmouth Food Day Harvest Dinner.
Location: Moore Hall, B03

Alexandra B. Klass, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Elizabeth J. Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and Professor, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College

Sponsored by the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and the Dartmouth College Library

Workshop: Opening Access Through Canvas Legally

Date & Time: Monday, October 23rd, 12-1pm
Location: DCAL Conference Room
Please register at: 
Lunch will be provided, but please arrive for lunch as early as 11:45 so we can start promptly at noon. 
Instructors: Barbara DeFelice and Scott Milspaugh

Learn about tools 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. We'll discuss questions such as:

  • How do I know my use of copyrighted materials for teaching falls under 'Fair Use'?
  • Is it OK to post PDFs of articles, chapters, or video materials in my Canvas site, and how much can I post?
  • I want some – but not all – of my Canvas website to be publicly available to all– how does that work?
  • What can students download after the course is over?

During this session, the instructors will work with faculty to find answers to these common yet complex questions. Using best practices, tools such as Creative Commons licenses, and open educational resources, you will be able to make use of open access, copyright, and Fair Use to enhance the learning experiences of your students. This workshop requires some experience with Canvas or with developing a course web site. Bring your questions and examples for individual consultation 1-1:30.

Lecture: Every Step You Take: Quantum Mediations of Gender and Empire

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 5-6:30pm
Location: Rockefeller Room 1, all are welcome!
Speaker: Jacqueline Wernimont, Arizona State University, 

Workshop: Managing your professional identity online

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 11:00am -12:00pm
Location: Black Visual Arts Center 301
Instructors: Jen Green and Lora Leligdon

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 course, you’ll use tools and services such as ORCID, ResearchGate,, Google and more, to make the best decisions for your professional identity. We will also address how to manage your identity in social media like Twitter, FaceBook, and blogs, which are key components of the personal and professional identity ecosystem.


Calendar of Events

Join in the 2017 Open Access Week Celebrations and Events at Dartmouth!

Oct 19

Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27


Open Access
to Data for the
Public Good:
Can energy
use data
costs and

Moore Hall

ceremony and

Dimensions of Open
and more!
10am - 11am
Baker Main Hall


Every step
you take:
Quantum Mediations
of Gender and

Rockefeller 1




Managing your
identity online

Black Visual
Arts Center 301



Sharing your work

Life Sciences
Rm 105


Info Stations:
Dartmouth Libraries


free snacks
OA buttons
Presentations of
Open Dartmouth, 
digital posters
featuring people 
at Dartmouth
open access
in a variety 
of ways.