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Happily Open After: Engaging Your Students with Open Access Resources (MacEwan OA Week 2012)


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Presented during Open Access Week 2012 to MacEwan University faculty in Edmonton, Alberta on October 24, 2012.

Abstract: Imagine a world where anyone anywhere can access the latest, greatest research findings for free over the Internet. For more than a decade, scholarly communities have been working to make this a reality. Attend this session and learn how to make your own work available through a variety of Open Access publishing methods. This session will also address common concerns and misconceptions about Open Access and its impacts on scholarship

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Happily Open After: Engaging Your Students with Open Access Resources (MacEwan OA Week 2012)

  1. 1. HAPPILY OPEN AFTER Engaging Your Students with Open Access Resources Robyn Hall | MacEwan University | Fall 2012
  2. 2. Overview  Open Access  Open Students  Activities, Ideas, & Opportunities
  3. 3. OA in a Nutshell
  4. 4. Knowledge
  5. 5. Breaking News: Open Access Wave Sweeps World:
  6. 6. Source: MIT Libraries
  7. 7. Open Access 101:
  8. 8. Source:
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  11. 11. Open Students?
  12. 12. ‘Sharers’ Source:
  13. 13. Mashups Source: Source:
  14. 14. Information Literacy • “foundation for continued growth throughout their careers” • “informed citizens and members of communities” - ACRL, 2000
  15. 15. Access Denied
  16. 16. Real World Research
  17. 17. “Doctor Doctor”
  18. 18. The gift of Open Literacy
  19. 19. Perspectives
  20. 20. Problems
  21. 21. Adding the concept of OA would be increasing irrelevant "noise" in an already overwhelming information learning process.
  22. 22. There are already so many things to show students, it seems like an extra frivolity.
  23. 23. Open Access doesn't include titles of interest to our students, many of them are rather obscure.
  24. 24. We feel that our resources are sufficient.
  25. 25. After finding an article through the search engine not being able to find it Not getting full articles Limited options Not being able to “Get” articles The title comes but when you click it says cannot find and open.
  26. 26. I don't know how it could be done, given the institutional culture.
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  28. 28. ... OA is primarily of importance to librarians. …the students care about the information and its quality, not the packaging.
  29. 29. We’re in this Together:
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  32. 32. Use OA
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  35. 35. OA Assignments
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  37. 37. OA Publishing
  38. 38. If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw
  39. 39. Questions? Suggestions? Thank You!