Next week is Open Access Week (October 24-28). Having “open access” to information means “free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need” (Open Access Week).
Starting next Monday, the Open Access Week subcommittee of Leeward CC’s OER Committee will blog each day (and you’ll receive it via email) to promote Open Educational Resources (OERs) and share what they’re about, why they’re important, and how they’re valuable to both instructors and students.
Also, in the spirit of Open Access Week, UH Manoa is hosting some wonderful events. Check them out on their website: http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/scholarly_communications/oanews. One such event that you can attend at Leeward CC is a presentation on “Copyright, Intellectual Property, Creative Commons & Fair Use” by Brian Huffman, Debora Halbert, and Billy Meinke on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30 AM via HITS in LC 108B. Topics include:
- Key points to consider when using Open Access materials or creating your own;
- Copyright maximalism in the information age;
- Creative Commons licenses, including examples in our everyday lives; and
- Four factors of the Fair Use doctrine and how to apply them.
Seating is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Thank you!