Mark your calendars for Open Access Week!

We know you know what Open Access is*–Geneseo has a great history with open access–lots of faculty publish open access, the faculty senate passed an open access resolution, the library publishes open access, we’ve hosted cool events about open access in the past, like a talk by Lawrence Lessig, and we developed and host the OASIS search!

OASIS Search

So we invite you this year to join us in reaffirming the importance of open access in today’s world–when sharing information and research can be life and earth saving. This year’s theme is “Open for Climate Justice”.

This year’s theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

The highlights for this week are two events; the first about SUNY’s open access policies, and the second a local celebration of not just OA authors, but all Geneseo authors.

In addition, many libraries and colleges worldwide offer interesting, insightful, and educational events and below are links to a few of them. Two are Open Pedagogy and Renewable Assignments from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Hot Takes on Open Peer Review from Kennesaw State. Note that for many registration is required. 

To one and all–Happy OA Week!

*In case you want a refresher, this is a great overview: Open Access Explained!

SUNY Geneseo events

Geneseo Authors Celebration 2022

Fraser Hall Library will hold its annual Geneseo Authors Celebration event on Thursday, October 27, 3–5 p.m., in the MacVittie Hunt Room.



SUNY events

Reviewing New Open Access and Research Data Requirements

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12 PM

The new or existing open access and research data mandates warrant a review of the issues surrounding the shift to open access, and the support needed for researchers who are navigating how to make their research output and data openly available. This presentation will review the major issues with shifts to open access and research data management, and will summarize SUNY’s current planning and activities in these areas. Presented by Shannon Pritting, Interim Director of the Office of Library and Information Services, SUNY.

Open Access Book Publishing: An Introduction with SUNY Press

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12 PM

This conversation will provide an introduction to the basics of Open Access in book publishing, including the motivations behind this publishing model and the advantages/limitations of the various licenses used for Open Access work. The conversation will address common misconceptions about peer review, books sales, and the use of university repositories. It will also describe the recent growth of the Open Access program at SUNY Press, and briefly explore our hopes for the future. Presented by Amanda Baker, Director of Marketing and OA/OER Publishing Strategy at the State University of New York Press.


More events!

All week: Open Access Week at Kennesaw State University, including Hot Takes on Open Peer Review Monday, October 24th, 12pm EST

All week: Open Access Week at University of Colorado Boulder, including Open Access Keynote! Open Climate Campaign: Social Justice through Better Sharing, Monday Oct. 24th, 4pm EST

“Follow Your Papers Around the World”: Using the Digital Commons Dashboard Monday Oct. 24, 2022, 1pm EST

Making your work open access (psst: it doesn’t have to cost money) Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12pm EST

Open Pedagogy and Renewable Assignments: Tips, Tools, and Ideas for Engaging Students as Content Creators Wednesday Oct. 26, 2022, 2pm EST

For a bonus, post-OA week treat, check out: Preparing Your Data for Openness on Monday Oct. 31, 2022, 1pm EST