Open Access Week 2019

Open access seeks to democratize access to scholarly research by removing restrictions and paywalls. Researchers may publish in open access journals and/or archive to open access repositories so that research is made open and available to all!

UCLA Library and the University of California have a history of supporting open access through a variety of programs, services, and initiatives, including eScholarship. Not familiar with eScholarship? Check out this quick video!

Join UCLA Library in our annual celebration of Open Access Week! Program details and RSVP forms available via linked program pages.

Open Access Week 2019 Events

— Monday, Oct. 21 —
Kickoff of OpenUCLA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Court of the Sciences, UCLA Powell Library front steps, and UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library portico

No RSVP required

Grab a snack, meet with subject area experts, and learn more about the OpenUCLA initiative and International Open Access Week activities.

— Tuesday, Oct. 22 —
Does Open = Access?
12 to 1 p.m. | Research Library Presentation Room
RSVP here

Panelists will discuss UCLA’s collaborative digitization projects through the International Digital Ephemera Project and the Modern Endangered Archives Program. Presenters will also discuss the UCLA partnerships with Cuban cultural heritage institutions as well as a unique collection of Cuban radio programming - Universidad del Aire.

— Tuesday, Oct. 22 —
Looking Beyond the Journal Article
Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 2 to 3 p.m. |  Boyer Hall 159
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Learn how to get the most from your research by publishing your work in preprint servers and other open-research platforms. Our panel of researchers will introduce useful tools that enable early career researchers to get credit for their works in progress through the use of preprint servers, Github, and data repositories.

— Wednesday, Oct. 23 —
IIIF for Open Access
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Research Library Presentation Room
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This session will discuss the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) through the lens of open access.

— Thursday, Oct. 24 —
Tableau and Open Data
1 to 3 p.m.
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Libraries and Open Data go hand-in-hand!  Go from raw data to useful insights and presentations without a steep learning curve.   UCLA Librarian Zoe Borovsky and GIS expert Yoh Kawano team up to show you the features they love. 

Tableau (free to students) provides a drag-and-drop functionality to create useful dashboards and visualize your data. 

— Thursday, Oct. 24—
Democratize Peer Review
4 to 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Hall 130

Learn to get credit for your journal club efforts and have additional publications relevant to your work. This workshop will explore the traditional peer review process in scientific journals and emerging open models of peer review. We will discuss platforms like PREreview which are used to publish manuscript reviews of preprints.

— Friday, Oct. 25 —
Open Access: Gamified
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Research Library Presentation Room

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Be among the first people in the world to play The Game of OA (Open Access) UCLA Library Edition! Try your hand at Scholarly Snakes and Ladders. Visit our activity station for your custom Publication Punch built from our wide array of jelly beans! If you're feeling really brave, go for a spin with Peer Review Roulette. Whatever the outcome, we guarantee the results will be sweet!