Friday, October 24, 2014 12:15pm
at WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Smith Conference Room (across the street from the Woods Hole Market)
Open Access Discussion: Extending the Reach of Your Science;
Realities and Challenges Explored
In conjunction with International Open Access Week 2014
Led by MBLWHOI Librarians Ann Devenish, Matt Person, Jen Walton
Refreshments served, bring your lunch and discussion ideas!
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The joint library of the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Below, our famous 2011 OA Cake!
The MBLWHOI Library held our 8th year of open access events today, having invited all Woods Hole scientific community members to a networking open access coffee and cider break. Staff representing the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole attended the brief event, where about 80 printouts of articles published by Woods Hole authors were on display and informal discussions about open access/repository/data issues took place. Further events will be held during the year.
ALL Woods Hole authors are invited to join the MBLWHOI Library for an informal get-together cider-cake coffee break at 10:15 am, Thursday October 24th, in the WHOI Smith Conference Room, 1st Floor, in recognition of International Open Access Week.
Today, October 24th, the MBLWHOI Library of the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution held a general Open Access discussion involving divergent points of view…and we all had some cake to celebrate the day as well!
Let them eat cake!
The discussion was let by 2 scientists and one editor of our in house journal…and attended by about 20 members of the Woods Hole scientific community.
What we all agreed is that the world is changing, dramatically, and while open access holds much promise and is a good thing, the practice of and dissemination of science must not be compromised by an unclear open access mission. Scientists need to know their work is not compromised…we handed out copies of Beall’s Predatory List…which everyone found to be a helpful tool, as well as many other open access resources. Librarians may see the benefits of open access clearly, and we must be there for the communities we serve to understand that their needs must be satisfied as well.
We had a positive event!
Today we had a great turnout for our discussion Open Data and Open Access in Woods Hole; join us Thursday at noon in the Grass Reading Room for the discussion ” A Woods Hole Open Access Discussion for 2012″
The MBLWHOI Library Woods Hole, Massachusetts will hold 2 open access events during Open Access Week:
Tuesday October 23rd at noon In the Grass Reading Room, 2nd floor Lillie Building
OPEN DATA and OPEN ACCESS in WOODS HOLE
MBLWHOI Librarians Lisa Raymond and Liza Coburn of the WHOI Data Library lead an open discussion on data use, storage, and preservation.
Thursday, October 25th at noon in the Grass Reading Room, 2nd floor Lillie Building
AN OPEN ACCESS CONVERSATION FOR WOODS HOLE IN 2012
LED BY Michael Moore OF WHOI, and MBLWHOI Librarians Ann Devenish and Matt Person:
An open conversation about open access designed to accommodate all points of view
If you have a particular interest in speaking to a particular point at either event, please let us know ahead of time: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All members of the MBL, WHOI, and Woods Hole community are welcome.
The MBLWHOI Library in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
supports our Open Access authors
(anyone may use the above photo)