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October 15, 2015



K-State Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship celebrates Open Access Week

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

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K-State Libraries celebrate Open Access Week, Oct. 19-25, with an open house and expert insight on new federal research mandates.

This year's theme, "Open for Collaboration," is especially fitting, since K-State Libraries recently opened the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, or CADS. The center will have an open house 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in 118 Hale. Join the center faculty for cake and ice cream and learn about their many open-access related services.

The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship also will host an important discussion of recent federal open access mandates from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Hemisphere Room, 501 Hale Library.

Researchers across campus are affected by requirements that federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development expenditures create plans to make results of federally funded research freely available to the public. Accordingly, the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship has invited professionals from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or SPARC, and SHared Access Research Ecosystem, or SHARE, to give their perspective on the OSTP Memo and the FASTR Act.

  • Shawn Daugherty is assistant director for programs and operations at SPARC. She handles member services, federal and state policy and general operations. Prior to joining the SPARC team in 2014, Shawn developed and implemented advocacy strategies for nonprofit clients at The Sheridan Group.
  • Judy Ruttenberg, program director at SHared Access Research Ecosystem, is primarily responsible for managing the SHARE initiative, which is building a free, open data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.
  • Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Washington University in St. Louis, is a visiting program officer providing outreach and engagement support for the SHARE initiative. She is engaging with the SHARE working and task groups and the larger stakeholder community to increase the adoption of SHARE services.
  • Plus a local expert from the K-State community. 

Each guest will speak for about 10 minutes, leaving room for discussion at the end.

For your convenience, you can join the discussion in person in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room or via Zoom with meeting ID 560 424 803.

If you can't attend this year's Open Access Week events, simply drop by 118 Hale to learn more from Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship faculty about advancing research through open access.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, was established by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. The celebration provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access and to share what they've learned with colleagues. 

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