OA Landmarks & Bookmarks

Lots of things have been moving recently surrounding open access. Here are just a few bits of news we’re excited about, many of which were brought to our attention and celebrated by our fellow CUNY librarians:

Thanks to our colleagues for emailing and sharing all of this OA news!

“Take it. Break it. Share it. Love it.”

On Mad Men, Peggy’s pitch for Popsicle was “Take it. Break it. Share it. Love it.”  I say the same to you (well, whether you’ll love it is debatable) about this slideshow about open access scholarly publishing. I’ve presented variations of this slideshow (sometimes with the very awesome Maura Smale from City Tech, sometimes with the also awesome Margaret Smith from NYU, sometimes by myself) at a number of conferences and meetings, and now I present it to you to do whatever you’d like with it. Use it. Revise it. Share it. Decide you hate it and make something better.

(The slideshow didn’t entirely survive the migration to Slideshare.  To see everything properly formatted and to watch the xtranormal video on slide 3, go to the original Google Docs presentation at http://tinyurl.com/oapn-cuny.  Also, in the “Actions” menu, you can choose to create a copy of the slides or download the slides as a PPT or PDF file.)

As we spread the word about open access, we have to talk to a lot of people. Let’s not reinvent the wheel each time. If you have or know of any good materials for promoting open access, please post them in the comments!