Couldn’t Make it to the CUNY IT Conference?

Don’t worry, you can peruse some of the many presentations about open access right here on the blog!

Jill posted her slideshow about the plans for a CUNYwide institutional repository earlier this week.

And here are three of the presentations from the session on open access curricular materials:

Susan Amper, Bronx Community College:
What’s Price Got to Do With It? Open Access Course Materials at CUNY

Johannah Rodgers, City Tech:
When the Virtual Meets the Real: An Assessment of the Benefits and “Costs” of Open Access Texts for First Year Writing Courses at CUNY

Maura Smale, City Tech:
Open Access Course Materials: The Library Perspective

OA Week Wrap Up: Double Feature @ the Grad Center

To finish off Open Access Week @ CUNY we had a fantastic, well-attended day of presentation and conversation at the Graduate Center on October 26th. If you couldn’t make it, please feel free to browse through the presentations and handouts below!

We started off the morning with an Authors’ Rights Workshop (and great discussion!) led by Stephen Francoeur (Library, Baruch), Ann Matsuuchi (Library, LaGuardia), and Maura Smale (Library, City Tech). Here’s the presentation and handout from that session.

Our second morning session was a terrific panel on Progress Toward a CUNY Institutional Repository, with Jill Cirasella (Library, Brooklyn), Stephen Klein (Library, Grad Center), and Polly Thistlethwaite (Library, Grad Center). Here’s the presentation from that panel.

After breaking for lunch, we returned to hear two afternoon sessions on open educational materials. First we learned about Temple University Library’s Ditch That Textbook Project from Kristina Baumli (English, Temple University). Then we pivoted to hear about open access textbooks and educational materials from four CUNY faculty:

Susan Amper (English, Bronx)
James DiGiovanna (Philosophy, John Jay)
Philip Pecorino (Philosophy, Queensborough and SPS)
Michael Waldman (Library, Baruch)

Many thanks to those who presented and attended!

OA Week Wrap-up: John Jay and City Tech

We’re finally recovered from Open Access Week and are happy to share the great materials from events that happened across CUNY that week!

On October 22nd and 25th, John Jay College hosted an Authors’ Rights Workshop. Check out their presentation and handout, and peruse the article from Anthropology News about the American Anthropological Association’s publishing program that was discussed. There was also a great Open Access Week display at the library! (see photo at left)

City Tech also hosted an Authors’ Rights Workshop on October 23rd, and you can check out the presentation and handout on the library’s blog.