International Open Access Week 2013

Hosted by the Wallace Center


Open Access (OA) – free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research – has direct implications for academia, industry and society as a whole.  Open Access Week at RIT features a carefully selected group of faculty, staff and publishers impacted by this critical topic who explore with you technology’s interaction with teaching, learning and scholarship.


OCTOBER 21 What is Open Access at RIT?


Bamboo Room (Campus Center Bldg, CPC/2610)    10:00 - 11:00 AM  

Speakers will share their insights, stories, techniques and concerns about Open Access, in meaningful dialogue with attendees.  Light refreshments will be served.


Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Dr. James Winebrake

Open Access Overview: Cutting Through the Misconceptions
Nick Paulus

Blogging Boldly: How Open Access Ideals Can Help Students Grow Their Audiences
Dr. Hinda Mandell

Interactive Humanities: New Frontiers for Peer Review and Scholarship
Dr. Elizabeth Goins

Open Access vs. Universal Access
Dr. Todd Pagano

Q&A to follow

Register by October 14:



OCTOBER 24 Answering Your Open Access Questions


Al Davis Room (Student Alumni Union Cafeteria, SAU/Al Davis)    4:00 - 7:00 PM

You have the opportunity to participate and explore different issues and concerns about Open Access. The panel is composed of top notch faculty experts from a variety of backgrounds as well as knowledgeable scholarly publishers from RIT and SUNY Geneseo, facilitated by Dr. Amit Ray. 
Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a poster session to follow

Panelists: Dr. Andrea Hickerson, Katherine Pitcher, Dr. Michael Ruhling, Nick Paulus & Dr. Victor Perotti

Poster topics include:

  • Alternative Metrics and the Impact Factor
  • Image Permanence Institute
  • NEW! RIT Institutional Repository
  • Open Source Software
  • RIT BookBag
  • Publishing Models at RIT PRress
  • Scholarly Publishing Across Disciplines

Register by October 14 and submit your questions:




Erica MacArthur

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