As part of the fourth annual Open Access Week, Columbia's Scholarly Communication Program and Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) will host an array of events relevant to the community. Kenneth Crews, Director of Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office, will run five workshops on how to negotiate better publication agreements for works of scholarship and research. On October 18, Gary Hall, founder of Open Humanities Press and Culture Machine, will present a talk entitled "Radical Open Access in the Humanities." On October 20, publishing consultant Raym Crow will lead a workshop that focuses on the business models and approaches used to support open-access publications. To complete the week, CDRS will hold an open house where its services will be on display.
Open Access Week Promotes Sustainable Publishing Models
Open access has become a new norm in scholarly publishing. Now is the time to celebrate and promote open access as an effective and sustainable method for advancing scholarship and research. During the week of October 18-24, Columbia, along with institutions around the globe, will engage faculty, students, and staff through lectures, workshops, and other events to celebrate Open Access Week.