Open Access Week at York University

Scheduled Events for Open Access Week at York University

October 18th - 24th, 2010

PubMed Central Canada Webinar Series

Date: Monday October 20th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alternate dates and times listed here:

Location: To register, please email and indicate which session you plan to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with the necessary sign-in details for your session.

Do you have questions about the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Policy on Access to Research Outputs? How about questions on PMC Canada’s manuscript submission process? Do you know the difference between PubMed Central Canada and PubMed Central? Here’s your chance to get answers to these and other questions. Speakers from NRC’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and CIHR will give a brief overview of CIHR’s policy, PMC Canada, and how to submit manuscripts, followed by a question and answer session.

Funding Agency Panel: Opening up Access

Date: Monday October 18th
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Sound and Moving Image Library, Screening Room

Canada's granting agencies have undertaken varying strategies to address open access. Panelists from CIHR, SSHRC and NSERC will share their agencies' approaches to open access. Agencies with an open access mandate will describe their process and address issues that they encountered along the way. Those without a mandate will share how their agency views open access and describe initiatives that have been undertaken to support open access.

**This session is a live webcast.**

Panel members
Craig McNaughton is Director of SSHRC’s Knowledge Mobilization and Program Integration Division. He began working with SSHRC in 2000, first managing Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Studies within the Standard Research Grants program and then a series of pilot programs in strategic research, including Aboriginal Research; Research/Creation in the Fine Arts; and the International Opportunities Fund. Earlier, he worked as executive director for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities (1990-95) and the Movement for Canadian Literacy (1996-99). Mr. McNaughton holds a BA Hons from Queen’s University in History and Religion and an MA from Carleton University in International Affairs.

Monique Zaloum is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Her work focuses on research and higher education trends in the Canadian and international S&T landscape, including open access and data stewardship issues. Prior to joining NSERC seven years ago, Monique worked in environmental management and natural resource planning with the Alberta Department of Environment. She holds a Master’s degree in Ecology from McGill University.

Andrea Smith is a Manager with the Knowledge Translation (KT) Branch at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is the strategic lead on CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvement and Evidence on Tap programs, focusing on bringing research evidence to the health services and policy decision-making arena. She is currently the lead on CIHR’s Policy on Access to Research Outputs and was involved in the launch of PubMed Central Canada, a digital repository of CIHR-funded research publications. She is also responsible for a number of knowledge translation capacity development initiatives, including the publication of a guide to integrated and end-of-grant KT. Prior to joining CIHR, Andrea worked in the area of knowledge exchange and capacity development with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Moderated by Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

ARL Webinar from the Scholarly Communications Institute: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs — Librarian Training and Development

Date: Tuesday October 19th
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Sound and Moving Image Library, Screening Room

This session will focus specifically on the roles of librarians in education and outreach regarding scholarly communications issues. Presenters will discuss how to prepare librarians to take on this new challenge, providing them with the tools and training to speak confidently and answer questions about scholarly communications issues. How disciplinary differences factor into librarian education also will be discussed.

Scheduled Speakers
Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries
Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing, MIT Libraries

What Bill C-32 misses: Copyright in Academic Life.

Date: Wednesday October 20th
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Sound and Moving Image Library, Screening Room

**This session is a live webcast.**

Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Professor, Faculty of Law & Information Science, The University of Western Ontario

Introduction by Mary Ann Mavrinac, Chief Librarian, UT Mississauga Library

RiP: The Remix Manifesto (Movie Screening)

Date: Thursday October 21st
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Sound and Moving Image Library, Screening Room

In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

The film's central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

Snacks and treats will be provided during the screening.

A Critical Theory of the Open: A Dialogue Between John Willinsky and Andrew Feenberg

Date: Thursday October 21, 2010,
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time)
Location: Live webcast available at

The theme of this event is A Critical Theory of Open in the Digital Era: Sous les pavés, la plage. Stepping for a moment beyond the open access question of the right to free online journal articles, Andrew Feenberg and John Willinsky will explore, in dialogue, issues surrounding the larger concept and spirit of open, as it tends to infuse seemingly utopian Internet developments, while drawing on their shared interest in the Critical Theory traditions of the last century.

John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and author of The Open Access Principle (2006, MIT Press), directs and is a principal investigator for the Public Knowledge Project ( His work focuses on extending access to, and the accessibility of, knowledge online, and his research looks specifically at student, professional, and public access to research and scholarship, as well as systems to improve the public and scholarly quality of peer-reviewed journals.

Andrew Feenberg is Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. He is the author of Transforming Technology, Questioning Technology, Alternative Modernity, Heidegger and Marcuse, and Between Reason and Experience, co-author of When Poetry Ruled the Streets, and co-editor of Technology and the Politics of Knowledge, Modernity and Technology, and The Essential Marcuse. He has taught at Duke University, San Diego State University, the University of Paris, and the University of Tokyo. Andrew Feenberg is also recognized for his pioneering work in the field of online education, a field he helped to create in the early 1980’s.

Sponsored by the Simon Fraser University Library, in association with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).