Celebrate Open October with the Library! Open Access means making research available online, free of charge, with as few restrictions as possible. Check out our series of events and presentations on a variety of “open” topics. Drop in for one or two (or more).
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2018
Wednesday, October 3rd
12:00 PM

Wikipedia Editor Training

Elizabeth Fowler, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This fun and informal workshop will allow you to:

  • sharpen your skills as a Wikipedia editor
  • learn tips and tricks for contributing to the crowdsourced encyclopedia
  • prepare you to participate in future edit-a-thons, including one scheduled for October 11 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

If you don’t already have one, you can create a Wikipedia account ahead of the workshop. (Wikipedia has lots of information about its username policy in case you would like to read more.)

Be sure to bring a laptop or tablet, because this workshop will be hands on!

Friday, October 5th
12:00 PM

Transition from RefWorks to Zotero

Kathrine C. Aydelott, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

UNH's site license for RefWorks, a commercial reference management software, is ending on July 1, 2019. This workshop will cover how to transition your reference library from RefWorks to Zotero, an open source reference management software.

Tuesday, October 9th
12:00 PM

UNH Scholars' Repository and What It Can Do For You!

Nicole N. Hentz, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Institutional Repository Manager, Nikki Hentz, will introduce you to the ways in which the Library can help you make your research open access to maximize its reach.

12:30 PM

Starting an Open Access Journal

Eleta Exline, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Did you know that the University Library provides hosting for open access journals? If you're intrigued by the idea of starting a journal or paper series, this presentation will walk you through the steps from conceptualization to launch.

Thursday, October 11th
9:00 AM

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Elizabeth Fowler, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us in Dimond Library Room 235 for a community updating of Wikipedia entries. We will provide some suggested entries to edit related to indigenous people or you can come with your own ideas.

No experience is needed. We'll offer training, reference materials, and brain snacks. Just bring your laptop or tablet.

Come for as long or as little as you're able throughout the day.

  • 9:00 am - Welcome and Introduction from Assistant Professor of Italian, Anna Wainwright, about representation, women, intersectionality, and the history of Wikipedia edit-a-thons
  • 9:30 - 11:00 am - Editing session with support from librarians, faculty, and staff
  • 11:00 am - Professor of English, Siobhan Senier, who will talk about indigenous women
  • 11:15 am - 12:45 pm - Editing session with support from librarians, faculty, and staff
  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Recap of session and discussion of future events

The Wikipedia edit-a-thon is organized by the UNH Library Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee and faculty from Classics, Humanities, and Italian and Women's Studies.

Monday, October 15th
12:00 PM

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Film Screening

Jason Schmitt

Dimond Library 235

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced by Jason Schmitt, provides focus on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

Thursday, October 18th
12:00 PM

Sharing Your Data Openly

Patricia Condon, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The decision of how to share your data depends on several factors, including whether the data can be shared openly or not. Patti Condon (Research Data Services Librarian) discusses sharing data responsibly.

Wednesday, October 24th
12:00 PM

Repurpose & transform: Fair use, your rights, and copyright for images

Megan Bresnahan, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 352

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

In this introductory workshop, you will explore the criteria for fair use in your research, scholarship, or teaching and learn strategies to navigate both best practices and limitations as you reuse images and media.

12:20 PM

What Works? Evidence-Based Consumer Health Resources

Eugenia Liu, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 352

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

In this presentation, we will explore online health resources that are evidence-based, easy to search, and free to access. Resources include the CDC’s Community Guide, the AHRQ, and Cochrane Evidence.

12:40 PM

Open Access Button: Finding Free, Legal Research Articles

Eleta Exline, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 352

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

The Open Access Button searches thousands of sources with millions of articles to link you to free, legal, full text articles instantly.

If they don't find you access, they'll start a request for you. They request articles from authors, and guide them on making the work available to you and everyone who needs it.

Thursday, October 25th
1:00 PM

Transition from RefWorks to Zotero

Kathrine C. Aydelott, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Dimond Library 235

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

UNH's site license for RefWorks, a commercial reference management software, is ending on July 1, 2019. This workshop will cover how to transition your reference library from RefWorks to Zotero, an open source reference management software.