Dacus Library Celebrates International Open Access Week

October 19, 2017


  • “Discover More About Open Access” begins at 1:30 p.m. on the library’s main floor.
  • "Open access" refers to freely available resources without high subscription costs.

library weekROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University’s Ida Jane Dacus Library will celebrate International Open Access Week with a special event on Oct. 27 featuring a keynote address from the Richard W. Riley College of Education’s Marshall Jones.

What does “open access” refer to, you ask? Well, it can mean lots of things, said Michaela Volkmar, information literary coordinator and outreach librarian at Dacus.

“We’re focused on open access to research, scholarship, textbooks, things of that nature,” she explained. “Essentially, freely available resources that you don’t have to pay high subscription costs for.”

“Discover More About Open Access” begins at 1:30 p.m. on the library’s main floor. Faculty, staff and students can grab some refreshments and browse the Open Access resources and stations. Library Dean Mark Herring will welcome the crowd, followed by sessions on:

*Digital Commons @ Winthrop by DeAnn Brame, digital services and systems librarian;

*OpenStax Textbooks by Associate Professor of Chemistry Nicholas Grossoehme;

*BNED Courseware by Chelsea Havner, bookstore manager;

*Open educational resources by Marshall Jones, professor and senior director of learning technologies and graduate studies.

Jones’ session will also share information on creative commons licenses.

For more information, contact Volkmar at 803/323-2263 or volkmarm@winthrop.edu.

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