Open Access Week 2014 is set for October 20 – 26! The theme is “Generation Open”– highlighting the importance of students and early career researches as advocates for change. Snell Library has several events planned to celebrate, including one highlighting the work of a Northeastern student. An Open Access Week table will be set up in the Snell lobby at lunchtime all week, and there will be giveaways, including Open Access bookmars created with the laser cutter in the 3D Printing Studio.


Monday, October 20, 3:00-4:30pm, 90 Snell Library

Webcast: “Generation Open” Panel Discussion

Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open Access and explore how changes in scholarly publishing affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-8:30pm, Digital Scholarship Commons (211 Snell)

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of under-represented groups  in Massachusetts and US History. This hack-a-thon style session will focus on editing and updating Wikipedia pages in a group setting. Participants do not need any prior experience with Wikipedia, just bring a laptop and a power supply. Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, October 23, 2:00-3:00 pm, 90 Snell

Webcast: The Right Metrics for Generation Open

Stacy Konkiel of Impactstory presents a guide to getting credit for practicing open science. Refreshments will be served.