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Open UBC Newsletter | Special Issue | October 2021
Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared. Join us for webinars and presentations exploring the practice of open scholarship – from new tools that can increase the reproducibility of research, to new pedagogies that become possible when students and faculty become co-creators engaged in generative knowledge creation. Hear from colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.


Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation on Open Access with Leslie Chan

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

As one of the original signatories to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), Leslie Chan has been at the forefront of the open access movement for 20 years. At the time of signing, the BOAI offered a hopeful vision for the future of scholarly communication in which scholars would use the internet to take back the means of academic production and provide free, unrestricted access to scholarly outputs.

In the years since the BOAI, open access has made a significant impact on the publishing landscape, yet many of the inequities, monopolies, and incentive structures that existed 20 years ago are still in place. For open access advocates seeking to upend traditional modes of academic publishing, it is imperative that we take a critical look at the trajectory of the open access movement and reflect on its successes and missed opportunities. 

Join UBC Library and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology for a conversation with Leslie Chan to discuss the history of the open access movement from BOAI to today and what steps we can take in the future to work towards the original promise of an equitable, scholar-led communication and research landscape.

Publishing In the Open: A Discussion on Open Access in Canada

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Open access publishing is a rapidly expanding and evolving strategy for making scholarly work globally accessible.   Unlike the traditional scholarly publishing model under which publishers require institutions or individuals to pay for access to these materials, open access provides a model for freely available research outputs to the general public for viewing, and often for reuse. 

There is a great deal of activity in Canada that has advanced open access nationally, including publishing bodies and initiatives, and national granting opportunities and requirements. This event will explore opportunities and challenges from the perspective of two significant open access publishing initiatives, the University of Calgary Press and Coalition Publica.  

You are invited to join a panel discussion with Brian Scrivener (University of Calgary Press) and Jessica Clark (Coalition Publica) that will address advancements and setbacks for open access publishing in Canada.

Additional OSIP Webinars

Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Open Scholarship - Faculty Lightning Talks
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Preparing and Preserving Your Research Outputs: Basics and Beyond
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Date:Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm


An Introduction to OSF
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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