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Open Access Week Events at UNC

October 5th, 2012 · No Comments

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Please join us as we celebrate Open Access Week at UNC! Find below a round-up of events on campus.

Who Owns Your Work: Copyright and Access
Wednesday, October 17, 10-11:30 a.m. – Pleasants Room of Wilson Library

Dwayne Buttler, a lawyer who holds an endowed chair in intellectual property at the University of Louisville Libraries, will give a presentation entitled “Who Owns Your Work: Copyright and Access.” Buttler is a renowned figure in the world of library and higher education copyright (view his bio). His most recent publication, Intimacy Gone Awry: Copyright and Special Collections, was published in the Journal of Academic Library Administration. Buttler will be available for informal conversation and a brown bag lunch in the Pleasants Room at noon following his presentation.

Open Access Week 2012 Kick-Off Webcast, broadcast from the World Bank
Monday, October 22, 4-5:30pm –UNC Health Science Library, Room 527

Co-sponsored by SPARC and the World Bank, this live event will be broadcast from the state of the art World Bank facilities, featuring a liveblog and webcast (via The event will also be recorded, and made available to the community for use during and after local Open Access events. The event will feature a panel discussion with Open Access experts from a variety of stakeholder groups – including students, researchers, and policy makers – as well as representatives from the World Bank and SPARC. As this year’s Open Access theme is “Set the Default to Open Access,” the panelists will touch upon what that means to them, their institutions, and their work. The World Bank was recently named as SPARC Innovator for its implementation of a new open access policy, which included the launch of the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) in 2012. The World Bank opened its data to the public in 2010.

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4:00 p.m. – Genome Building, Room 200
A panel of faculty authors, editors, and publishers will talk about issues in open access publishing. For more information, contact Todd Vision, tav@bio.un.cedu or Anne Gilliland,