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 announcements!

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Friday, October 9th
1:00 PM

Wikipedia Editor Training

Kristin P. Dhabolt, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Elizabeth R. Fowler, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus
Jay Colbert, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Online event

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

We're ending the Library's Civic Engagement Week and introducing Open October with a hands-on Wikipedia editor training session.

During this session you'll learn how to

  • create a Wikipedia editor account
  • find articles that need citations added
  • add citations

Link to presentation on Zoom: https://unh.zoom.us/j/9162480286

Register to get the password: https://librarycalendars.unh.edu/calendar/events/wikipedia

Related LibGuide: Wikipedia Starter Tips by Elizabeth Fowler

Thursday, October 15th
12:30 PM

Getting Started with Zotero

Kathrine C. Aydelott, University of New Hampshire, Durham


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn about the free, open-source citation management program Zotero and set it up on your own computer.

The Zoom link for this session is: https://unh.zoom.us/j/7660081470

Tuesday, October 20th
12:00 PM

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Jay Colbert, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus
Kristin P. Dhabolt, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Elizabeth R. Fowler, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Online event. Register for access URL and password.

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In honor of Open October and Indigenous Peoples Day, join folks from the UNH Library for a community updating of Wikipedia entries via Zoom. Help us make Wikipedia more inclusive and bring visibility to under-represented people.

  • Though you can edit any pages within Wikipedia that you would like, during this session, many of us will focus on improving coverage of Indigenous people - by adding citations, creating new pages/bios, and editing existing pages.
  • No experience is needed. We'll be available for on-the-spot training and will provide reference materials, suggested pages to edit, and more.
  • Drop in for as long or as little as you'd like.

Related LibGuide: Wikipedia Starter Tips by Elizabeth Fowler

Friday, October 23rd
2:00 PM

Open Access publishing: obstacles and options

Eleta Exline, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Everyone benefits from increased access to the latest research. Making your scholarship Open Access should be easy! Instead, it can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're trying to decide on short notice. This presentation will help you sort out your options, find out how you can plan ahead, and put you on the pain free path to open.

Access link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/91844432673?from=msft

Wednesday, October 28th
1:00 PM

Stories in the Seams: Historic Clothing goes Digital

Astrida Schaeffer
Sarah Stinson, University of New Hampshire

Online (Zoom)

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Tour the Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing collection with its creators Astrida Schaeffer and Sarah Stinson for a behind the scenes look at the making of an online cultural heritage collection!

This digital collection contains detailed descriptions and over a thousand photographs that tell the stories of New Hampshire people, ranging from immigrant enclaves to the governor’s mansion, from the hands of housewives to skilled seamstresses. From a plain homespun housedress to an evening gown from Paris; a dress worn to marry, as well a dress worn to mourn. Through the record of preserved dresses, altered seams, imported fabrics, homespun, stains, patches, and secret padding, it is history written on an intimate scale; a glimpse of lives otherwise invisible to the historical record.

Access Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/99679484476