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Celebrate Open Access Week at CSU October 25 – October 31, 2021

posted by Donna Stewart on 2021-10-25T16:14:00-04:00 | Comments


We’re celebrating International Open Access Week at Cleveland State beginning October 25. This year’s theme is It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity. Visit the Open Access information table: What is Open Access? and the OpenStax Exhibit in the Library all week for free resources that can benefit you. Review the full schedule of events and create your own itinerary.


Get Advice from Your Colleagues
Some of our faculty participants in CSU’s 2020 Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium recorded short videos to describe their experiences using open educational resources (OERs) and to provide advice for other faculty considering doing the same. These videos demonstrate the value of OERs for student achievement, as well as CSU faculty members’ commitment to student success. These videos are online and can be viewed anytime.


October 26, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Expand Your Research Impact: Ask the Experts.

Do you have questions about expanding your research impact? Learn what EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University can do for you, including publishing journals or books; posting articles; creating your own Scholars Page; learning about copyright; measuring your impact with PlumX Metrics, and more. Register here for a Zoom link.


Register for an ORCID account
Visit the Reference Center during Open Access week to register for an ORCID account and receive your own persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. A Reference Librarian or Consultant can help you register in minutes!


Apply for a Textbook Affordability Small Grant by November 15, 2021
Revise or remix an existing open textbook for your class. Visit the Open Textbook Library to peruse peer-reviewed textbooks and decide if one of them is right for your course, or send your syllabus to your personal librarian to map your current materials to openly licensed content for you to consider.

Textbook Affordability Grant Overview 

Textbook Affordability Grant Application (log in with your CSU email address)

About Open Access Week

Now in its fourteenth year, “International Open Access Week facilitates the growing movement toward increased discoverability, sharing, use and preservation of information.  Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

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