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Open Access Week 2022: Lightning Talks!

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Virtual Event

Lightning talks are short presentations of 5-10 minutes that are arranged one after the other that allow presenters to convey ideas, information, and concepts quickly in an exciting format. Hosted by Debra Howell, Cornell University Library. Attend in-person and receive a pair of Open Access socks! 

  • Changes to Public Access to Federally Funded Research
    Presented by Matthew Kopel, Copyright Specialist, Cornell University Library and Sarah J. Wright, Research Data & Life Sciences Librarian, Cornell University Library
    In August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum eliminating the 12-month embargo on federally funded research. This presentation will briefly review what this policy guidance means for researchers and the broader academic community.
  • Making Research Papers Available to All
    Presented by Shamsi Beers Brinn, User Interface/Experience Specialist, arXiv
    For 30 years, arXiv has removed financial, institutional, and geographic barriers to access research and profoundly impacted how scientific knowledge is shared around the world. But for scientists with a variety of disabilities - such as blindness or reading disabilities - research is still not open. arXiv is embarking on an ambitious project to make the research we host as accessible and approachable as possible. We will share our findings, where arXiv can have the most impact, and how these changes benefit the entire scientific community.
  • Cornell Open Access Publishing Fund (COAP) - program updates
    Presented by Kizer Walker, Director of Collections, Cornell University Library
    Established in 2010, the Library's COAP program underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles and books by Cornell authors who are non-tenured faculty members, academic staff members, or students, published in fee-based open access journals when other funding sources are not available.
  • Open for Climate Justice at The Ohio State University
    Presented by Maureen P. Walsh, Scholarly Sharing Strategist, The Ohio State University Libraries and Gene R. Springs, Collections Strategist, The Ohio State University Libraries
    We will give a brief overview of The Ohio State University Libraries' "Transforming the Scholarly Publishing Economy" strategic initiative, now in its third year. We will highlight our portfolio of transformational and transitional agreements with journal publishers and our support for open scholarly monographs and open scholarly infrastructure. We will focus on the impact of our Read and Publish and Pure Publish Agreements are having in opening Climate Justice scholarship at The Ohio State University. We will share our current thinking on future directions for our initiatives as we continue to work with campus stakeholders, researchers, consortia partners, peers, open-source communities, and publishers for the advancement of open research and scholarship.
  • Cornell's Quadruple Bottom Line for Sustainability: An Open Access Decision-Making Tool
    Presented by Sarah Brylinsky, Assistant Director, Cornell Campus Sustainability Office
    People. Prosperity. Planet. Purpose. These four impact areas comprise Cornell's "quadruple bottom line" sustainability framework. Cornell's Sustainability Office has created an open-access sustainability framework that incorporates the three key areas of environment, economy, and equity (which we call planet, prosperity, people), and adds a fourth area of consideration which helps us examine how we can best contribute to a more sustainable world as an education institution - our purpose. This Quadruple Bottom Line Sustainability Framework is both an "ethos" for how we consider sustainability as part of our campus education and operations, but also a tool for decision making that can be used by anyone on campus and beyond.

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Cornell University Library

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Public Engagement, Research




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Debra Howell

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