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Open Access Week at Syracuse University

Time: October 18, 2010 at 12:30pm to October 22, 2010 at 2pm
Country: E.S. Bird Library, Syracuse University
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Event Type: celebration, workshop, launch, ir
Organized By: Syracuse University Library (Charlotte Hess - Associate Dean for Research Collections and Scholarly Communication)
Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2010

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Event Description

Syracuse University Library is hosting several events during OA Week. These center around a Monday October 18 Kick-Off Party for the university's newly launched open access database SURFACE (Peter Graham Scholarly Commons - E.S. Bird Library, Syracuse, NY 4-6pm Oct 18)

Tuesday October 19 – Thursday October 21 - Librarians in the Library's "Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications" unit will facilitate continuous interactive drop-in training sessions for the university's faculty and graduate students. Focus of the sessions will be an introduction to the SURFACE institutional repository and guidance on how to upload publications (Oct 19: 9am-5pm; Oct 20: 10am-Noon; Oct 21: 3:30-5:30pm - Electronic Training Center, Lower Level - E.S. Bird Library).

Throughout the week, Librarians will also staff a SURFACE/Open Access information table in E.S. Bird Library’s Learning Commons.

SURFACE, the Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment, is a database that will provide access to the extensive and diverse array of work produced at S.U. Its purpose is to gather, organize, disseminate and preserve the cultural and scholarly record. Making the richness of S.U. knowledge available to the world through free and open access is the very essence of fulfilling the mission of education as a public good. Syracuse University faculty, staff and students with questions about SURFACE can send emails to

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