At the GC, Every Week Is Open Access Week!

This week (October 24-30) is International Open Access Week, an annual event encouraging students, faculty, librarians, and researchers of all kinds to consider and share the benefits of open access to scholarly literature, research data, and educational materials. Here at the Graduate Center Library, we make a special effort to spread the #openaccess message during #openaccessweek, but we like to think of every week as Open Access Week. Indeed, open access infuses our day-to-day work, both behind the scenes and in our interactions with students and faculty, all year long. Here are some of our recent blog posts, upcoming workshops, and 24/7 resources related to open access:

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Oldies but Goodies

Upcoming Workshops

  • Lunchtime Open Access Week Webinars (Every day this week): Our friends at SUNY have organized a webinar series on open access and open educational resources. I’ll be presenting Friday on understanding and protecting your rights when publishing journal articles.
  • Researching Publishing Opportunities (Nov. 9): This workshop will provide an overview of the multiple facets to consider when researching journals to which to submit your scholarship.
  • Your Google Scholar Profile: Why to Create It and How to Fine-tune It (Nov. 10): Learn how to claim your Google Scholar profile, make your entries as correct and complete as possible, and interpret the citation metrics it provides. Also find out how to enrich your profile with links to the full text of your scholarly works.

24/7 Resources

GC Librarians at the Ready! Wondering who you can talk to about open access and scholarly communication more generally? It’s one of our favorite topics! We encourage you to reach out to any of us:

What Can You Do?

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication at the CUNY Graduate Center.