“Doing Science in the Open” @ NYU, Sept. 19, 6:30pm

No need to wait for Open Access Week to attend great events about openness!  Our open access friends at NYU have organized a fantastic-sounding event about open science:

On Monday, September 19 at 6:30pm at NYU’s Bobst Library, Michael Nielsen is giving a talk about open science.  Nielsen is a major figure in the field of quantum computation, and in the past few years he has become one of the most prominent supporters of open science — in fact, he has a book about open science, Reinventing Discovery, coming out in November.  More details about the talk can be found here.  RSVP is required, so be sure to RSVP if you want to attend!

If you’re interested but can’t make it, you can watch a similar talk Nielsen gave at the TEDxWaterloo event last March:

Mark Your Calendars: Open Access Week 2011

This year Open Access Week will take place during October 24-28, 2011. A number of special events will be taking place throughout CUNY, so mark your calendars and check back here for more details about what’s to come!

If you have suggestions or would like to get involved with the planning of any Open Access events, please contact the blog authors on this site!

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Ed reports that 22 colleges and universities across the country have banded together to form the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (Coapi). From the Chronicle article:

“The goal is to provide more practical advice and ideas for refining and expanding policies on our individual campuses but also to leverage those policies into action,” said Lorraine Haricombe, the dean of libraries at Kansas.

This is definitely an initiative for all open access advocates to keep an eye on, and I look forward to hearing more about the group’s efforts.