Next week, you may see a lot of librarians walking around in bright orange t-shirts, some bright orange posters, and Talking posts with bright orange banners like the one above. We're not celebrating Halloween early, and we haven't all suddenly become Texas Longhorn fans.
Instead, K-State Libraries will be participating in the international celebration of Open Access Week both hosting an invited speaker and a webcast. As Open Access’ favorite color is orange, you’ll be seeing that mixed in with our usual purple.
Our invited speaker will be at 2pm on Tuesday, October 23 in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. Dr. Bourne is professor of pharmacology at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and founding Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal PLOS Computational Biology. He’ll be presenting “Open Data – Where Do We Stand from A Researcher’s Perspective?”
On Wednesday, October 24rd at 1:30 in Hale 407, the Libraries will be hosting the webinar “Crews on Copyright - Open Access and Your Publications: What’s Copyright Got to Do With It?”. Kenneth Crews is the Director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School.
Finally, in addition to our speaker and webinar, we’ll have a series of posts here on Talking and a bunch of additional information on our Twittter account (@kstatelibraries).