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Scholarly Communications: Open Access Week 2016

A collection of Open Access Week events and resources for 2020.


Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Open in Action: Open Access Week at OCAD University

Open Access Week is a global event providing the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation. The theme this year is "Open in Action." In that spirit, we will be featuring a panel of stakeholders in art and design publishing to talk about why they decided to make their work open. We will also feature OCADU researchers and innovators who are doing interesting work with open data. Join us for this one-day event exploring recent developments in open access.

Schedule of events

Location: Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street

8:30 – 9:00 Morning Coffee 
9:00 – 9:15  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gillian Siddall, Vice President, Academic & Provost
9:15 – 10:45

Panel Discussion: Open Access Publishing Models for Art and Design

Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute, Massey College, University of Toronto
Tucker McLachlan, Organizer, OCAD University Student Press
Kate Monro, Publisher, C Magazine
Daniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services, Dorothy H Hoover library and Chair, ARLIS/NA Open Access task force
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30

Open Research Repository Update
OCADU librarians will be on hand to answer questions and familiarize users with the deposit process, rights management, and research metrics.

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (not provided)
12:30 - 1:00 Data Management and Preservation
​​​​​​​Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal Services 
Ontario Council of University Libraries
1:00 – 1:45

Fueling New Business Models with Open Data
Michael Nurse, CEO of Wishpad, an Imagination Catalyst company
Gigi Lee, Co-founder and COO, Wishpad

1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:45

Visualizing Toronto’s Recreation Programs
Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty Design, OCADU Mobile Media Lab, Visual Analytics Lab and Director, Zero Lab
Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, Visual Analytics Lab

2:45 – 3:00 Thanks and closing remarks
























Open Access Publishing Panelists

Sara Angel
Founder and Executive Director, The Art Canada Institute

Sara Angel holds a Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, the most prestigious award of its kind in Canada, given “for innovative ideas that will help solve issues of critical importance to Canadians.” She is completing her PhD at the University of Toronto (where she will graduate in 2017). She writes on contemporary visual culture for publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Art, The Walrus, and The Globe and Mail to make the world of art accessible to a broad audience.

Tucker McLachlan
Organizer, OCAD University Student Press

Tucker McLachlan is a graphic designer and writer involved in the OCAD U Student Press.





Kate Monro
Publisher, C

Kate Monro is the Publisher at C Magazine and Executive Director of C The Visual Arts Foundation Publisher. Based in Toronto, with contributors from around the world, C Magazine is an international art quarterly devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art and visual culture in a way that is educational, informative and thought-provoking. C Magazine is published by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education and document contemporary visual art and artist culture.

Daniel Payne
Head, Instructional Services, Dorothy H Hoover Library Chair, ARLIS/NA Open Access task force

Daniel Payne has worked as a librarian at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library since 2002.  He is the liaison to the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences/School of Interdisciplinary Studies at OCAD University and an instructor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. He has presented at numerous international conferences and published in places such as Art Libraries Journal and The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship. Daniel currently serves as Chair for the ARLIS/NA Open Access Task Force.