Open Access Week


The UC Merced Library will host several events during International Open Access Week 2013:

Monday October 21, 2013

SPARC Broadcast – Open Access: Redefining Impact

12:00 – 1:30 pm
KL 260

This kick-off event for International Open Access Week will be a panel discussion focused on how Article Level Metrics are redefining scholarly impact. Panelists for the event are:

Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association

Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for the Public Library of Science

Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Faculty and interested graduate students are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy the broadcast.


Tuesday October 22, 2013

Copyright Criminals Film Screening (promotional video)

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Residence Halls - Crescent Arch (Half Dome 180)

Join us for a free screening of Copyright Criminals, a documentary film about the rise of hip-hop music and the legal issues surrounding sampling and copyright. This 53-minute film is a must-see for hip-hop enthusiasts, musicians, and anyone interested in remixing, mashing up or editing sound, video, or images.

Pizza and drinks will be served during a brief intermission.

Free Open Access pens, buttons and mugs will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.


Wednesday October 23, 2013

Faculty Open Access Reception

4:00 – 5:00 pm
KL 360

Faculty are invited to a reception honoring UC Merced Open Access authors, and to learn more about local implementation of the University of California Open Access Policy.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions about these events? Contact Susan Mikkelsen




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