Celebrate Opentober at Morgan Library

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“‘Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.” (http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/about)

Opentober is the Morgan Library’s celebration of Open Access and the open movement in higher education.

Join us to celebrate at these events throughout October. All Opentober events take place in the Event Hall in Morgan Library.

Demystifying Fair Use, Oct. 5

Opentober events will kick off with a “Workshop: Demystifying Fair Use,” Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tim Amidon, assistant professor in the CSU Department of English, will present on the importance of understanding fair-use and how the doctrine applies within academic contexts. Instructors, researchers, and students will appreciate this opportunity to explore fair-use issues, construct strategies and tactics for responding to copyright concerns, and construct empowered responses to situations where copyright relates to pedagogical choices, instructional design, and research.

Author Rights, Oct. 13

To better understand your rights as a creator or author when negotiating with publishers and attempting to maintain the widest possible distribution of your work, attend this open forum presented by Linda Schutjer, CSU legal counsel, Oct. 13, 2 to 3 p.m.

Open Textbooks, Oct. 20

This is and exciting opportunity for instructors and students  to learn from national experts about Open Textbooks and how their adoption by faculty and instructors can lower textbook costs for students. Nicole Allen, director of open education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and David Wiley, education fellow at Creative Commons and chief academic officer of Lumen Learning, will present this open forum Oct. 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Movie Night: Creature Feature Double Feature! Oct. 29

Don’t miss a double feature of independent films with free refreshments. Drop in anytime Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The first feature is the 1962 science-fiction/horror film, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. It will be followed at 6 p.m. by the 1959 science-fiction film, Teenagers from Outer Space.

Find out more about the Open Access movement and why it should matter to you at the website for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).