UWM Libraries Celebrate International Open Access Week October 24-28

open access logoThe UWM Libraries continue supporting researchers by underwriting article processing charges for open access journals via the UWM Open Access Publication FundWith proliferation of open access journals, 9,172 of which are indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journalswe can assist authors to vet the reputation of the journal in question before their submitting an article to it. 
 
We can also help researchers to deposit their publications into the UWM Digital Commons for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility. Furthermore, we offer assistance for research data management, data sharing, and data management plans including templates for grant applications via DMPTool and other data services.
 
You will see many librarians in action at the events of the Open Access Week: 
 
Milwaukee Data: An Introduction
Digital Humanities Lab, UWM Libraries 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 PM
 
Come learn more about the data that describes your city and how you can find it, use it, and work to make more of it available. A team of librarians will be your guides. Presented by UWM Libraries staff members Stephen Appel (AGSL Geospatial Information Specialist), Kristin Briney (Data Services Librarian), Ann Hanlon (Head, Digital Collections & Initiatives), Nathan Humpal (Catalog and Metadata Librarian), and Linda Kopecky (Head, Research Services).
 
Books in the UWM Digital Commons 
Digital Humanities Lab, UWM Libraries 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 
12:00 – 1:00 PM
 
Join us for a discussion of two open access books published recently by UWM authors in the UWM Digital Commons. Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Associate Professor in the Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, will share her experience composing a media enriched translation of Ibtihal Salem’s A Small Box in the Heart. Matthew Knachel, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, will talk about writing an open access textbook for his Informal Logic course, Fundamentals Methods of Logic.