Communication Toolkit

Engage your departments in our OA Week events!

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Hello [department] faculty and instructors,

The UT Libraries are participating in the national celebration of Open Access (OA) Week, October 20-24. Open Access is the free, immediate, online access to products of scholarship. OA Week is organized by SPARC and aims to “promote Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.”

The UT Libraries will sponsor three OA Week events that reach out to different campus communities. Of particular interest to faculty are:

Friday, Oct. 17, 12:00-1:00, PCL UFCU Room
Open Access and the Early-career Researcher (ECR): Join our keynote speaker and early-career researcher, Erin McKiernan, as she tackles concerns about open access, open data, and open science and discusses several ways in which ECRs can make their work open and achieve success. Pizza and drinks provided while they last.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 12:00-1:30, UTA 1.208
Forum on Open Access (OA): Hear from faculty panelists already working with OA, and bring your questions! Pizza and drinks provided while they last.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:00-1:30, PCL 1.124
OpenStreetMap Edit-a-thon: Stop by anytime and start mapping.  Pizza (while it lasts), drinks, tutorials, and support will be provided!

Find information about all UT’s 2014 OA Week events on our blog!