Tuesday, May 6, 2014

UCI Libraries: Open California Tour - SPARC presentation on Open Educational Resources

Open California Tour:  Friday, May 16th

Raising the Impact of Research, Scholarship and Education Through Openness

Technology is enabling research and discovery in new and exciting ways and is expanding our ability to share knowledge and educate in new and expanding ways.  New models to share and educate include Open Access, which allows for free, immediate online availability of research publications to any reader and with full reuse rights, and Open Educational Resources, which make textbooks and teaching materials free for anyone to edit, adapt, and share.  With the UC Open Access policy and one of the largest group of world-class research scholars in the world, the University of California system is positioned to be a global leader in shaping and directing these new models to expand access to knowledge, accelerate research and learning, and reduce financial pressures.

As part of a week-long tour of California universities, two prominent experts on Open Access and Open Educational Resources, Nicole Allen and Nick Shockey from SPARC, will visit UC Irvine on Friday, May 16, 2014. Their talk will focus on how openness can accelerate scholarship, benefit researchers, and improve education—including specific recommendations for how members of the campus community can get involved.
Presentation, including Q&A session, will be held:
Date:  Friday, May 16, 2014
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location:  Langson Library, Caroline A. Laudati Meeting Room (5th Floor)    [map & visitor parking]

Followed by an informal discussion:
Date:  Friday, May 16, 2014
Time:  11:00 – 12:00 PM
Location:  Langson Library, Room 110 (first floor)  [map & visitor parking]   [Langson Library map]

For more information & updates:  http://www.lib.uci.edu//features/spotlights/sparc-op-ed.html

Presentations on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/txtbks

Questions?  Contact Mitchell Brown  |  949-824-9732  |   mcbrown@uci.edu

Sponsored by UC Irvine Library

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