Open Access Week ( is October 18 – 22 and the University at Buffalo Libraries will be hosting a series of events to spark debate and spur interest in open access (OA) issues on campus.

The scheduled events include:

Monday, October 18, 10 – 11:30am:  “Current Status of Open Access” with Bob Schatz from prominent OA publisher, BioMed Central (

Tuesday,  October 19, 3:30-5pm: “Open Access eBooks” with Charlie D’Aniello, History, Philosophy, and Political Science Librarian at UB.

Wednesday, October 20, 3 – 4:30pm: “Open Access Journals” which will be a panel discussion with four people who have started and are running OA journals: Chris Hollister (Communications in Information Literacy,; Pamela Jones (Journal of Library Innovation,; and Cayden Mak and Olivier Delrieu-Schulze (graduate students in Media Study at UB).

Thursday, October 21, 10an – noon: “Tenure Metrics in an Open Access World” with Dean Hendrix, subject librarian for Medicine at UB.

Friday, October 22, 1 – 2pm: “Subject Repositories and Open Access” with Gregg Gordon, President of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a prominent repository for many social science disciplines.

For more information, please contact Charles Lyons at the University at Buffalo.

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