Open Access Week Events at Paul V. Galvin Library

Join Paul V. Galvin Library to celebrate Open Access Week (the week of October 22) with workshops, trivia, and a film screening. Open Access is a celebration of the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results. Learn more about Galvin Library’s Scholarly Services and how they support open access initiatives. Below is a listing of events open to students, faculty, and staff:

Win earbuds all week at the Research Help Office with Open Access Trivia

Visit the Research Help Office on the upper level of the library October 22 through Thursday, October 25 between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. with the answer to the daily trivia question to get a pair of earbuds, while supplies last. Trivia will be posted daily on the library’s social media pages and at the Reference Help Office. All week questions will relate to Open Access: research and materials that are freely available online.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Screening

Wednesday, October 24, 4:45–6 p.m. in The Bog

Have you ever tried to access an academic article and got stopped by a Paywall? Join Galvin Library for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Paywall is a documentary that unpacks the ecosystem of scholarly publishing and focuses on the need for open access to publicly funded research. Stick around after the screening for a discussion with your colleagues. This event is co-sponsored by Chris White, vice provost of academic affairs, and Fred Hickernell, vice provost for research.

Grey Literature Workshop

October 24, noon–1 p.m. in Galvin Library, Library Learning Classroom (LLC)

Many types of scientific and technical literature are never professionally or commercially published, yet are still useful or even essential for research. This includes things like specifications, white papers, research reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations, clinical trials, annual reports, standards, best practices, and many more. These documents are frequently referred to as “grey literature” and are available from a variety of sources including corporate websites, government agencies, universities, and others. While not all grey literature is free or open access, much of it is. This workshop will show how to find free Open Access grey literature from a number of governmental and non-governmental sources.