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Open Access Day: You're Invited!

 Join the University at Albany University Libraries for our Open Access Week Celebration 2014. This year it will be Tuesday October 21, 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Science Library Standish Room.
Dr. Philip Eppard, University at Albany, Chair of the Department of Information Studies , will provide an introduction for the keynote: “Got Data? Building a Sustainable Environment for Data-Driven Innovation”. Dr.  Francine Berman, Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the IEEE. In 2009, Dr. Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure."  She currently serves as co-Chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), and is Chair of Research Data Alliance/U.S. and Co-Chair of RDA's leadership Council. 
In the afternoon the University Libraries will celebrate the launch of the Scholars Archive open access repository, with a talk by Cornell University Digital Scholarship Fellow Jim DelRosso: “Getting the Most Out of Your Open Access Repository”. An introduction by Dr. Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany Department of Information Studies will describe the UAlbany Provost’s Fellows Program, an essential element of the Scholars Archive beginnings.   A series of demonstrations and highlights of Scholars Archive repository services will follow.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP online.
The Scholars Archive platform is the popular BePress Digital Commons, and open access scholarly publishing service which includes open access repository services, journal publishing and conference management. BePress has been offering open access publishing services since 1990. Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers. A Digital Commons repository showcases the breadth of scholarship produced at an institution - everything from faculty papers, student scholarship, and annual reports to open-access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. Scholarly material and special collections in Digital Commons repositories are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines.
Blog post by: Lorre Smith
Image Credit: PLoS

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