Thursday, October 4, 2012

Celebrate Open Access Week with UK Libraries

October 22 - 28, 2012 is Open Access Week (  Now in its 6th year, it is a global event that celebrates open access as an effective and efficient means of disseminating research and scholarship. 

Keynote Event
Scholarship Unlocked: The Future of Open Access
Wednesday, October 24, 2:00-3:30 pm
UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library

Dr. David Solomon, Michigan State University, will deliver a keynote address on the current state and future of open access.  Specifically, he will address the different models of open access publishing and their long-term sustainability. 

Three panelists from UK will respond to Dr. Solomon's speech.  Brian Frye, Assistant Professor, UK College of Law, Neal Hutchens, Assistant Professor, UK College of Education, and Stephen Wrinn, Director, University Press of Kentucky

Live Webcast
Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls
Monday, October 22, 4:00-5:30 pm
UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library

A panel of speakers will discuss why open access is an imperative to them and to their work.  The speakers are:
  • Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons
  • Matt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
  • Maricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, National Institutes of Health
  • Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank
  • Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Information about open access and related topics are available in this Research Guide:  If you have any questions or suggestions about Open Access Week, please feel free to send them to

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