Open Access Week – October 26-28

Open Access is Sustainable Access for All!

Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication.

1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals; open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher.

2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies.

3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join us in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week, 2010. Events organized for the week are:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
12:00 noon
Queen Lili’uokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
*RSVP at
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Manoa College of Education>

A tenured professor in Educational Technology, Christine Sorensen, has been the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) since 2007, coming to UHM after serving as dean at Northern Illinois University (NIU) from 2001. She has taught in the areas of educational leadership, curriculum, and research and evaluation. She began teaching interactive video and web-based classes more than a decade ago. Her research and publications have focused on distance education, the integration of technology in education, and organizational change, although she also is co-author for one of the leading texts on educational research methods. She is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and has been a judge for the national Crystal Awards for best distance education programming. Dr. Sorensen has received over $15 million in grants and has published and presented both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the NIU faculty in 1996, Dr. Sorensen was a research and evaluation specialist at the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her early careers included ten years in radio and television. Dr. Sorensen received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Houston and her masters and Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 pm
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
*RSVP at
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Catherine Nancarrow has over two decades of editorial experience in biomedical publishing, having served as the Managing Editor of four community-run journals at the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the wjm-western journal of medicine (BMJ Publishing Group) and as a Development/Coordinating Editor for a wide range of health science texts and journals published by such publishers as Little Brown and Lippincott-Williams and Williams. She is currently a Consulting Editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine as well as an Advocacy Consultant with PLoS and other organizations with the aim to educate and inspire the scientific and publishing communities to increase access to the work they generate or publish.

VISIT THE GRADUATE STUDENT OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October, 28th
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Campus Center
You can talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information, and get an Open Access pen!

For more information please call, Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email her at


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