SPARC Webcast Released: Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event

SPARC has released a webcast of its Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event.

Here's an excerpt from the event's press release:

Open Access Week (OAW) 2010 has been declared for October 18th to 24th and promises to be the biggest event of its kind so far. Already, participation promises to exceed previous years', which included hundreds of campuses and research organizations in dozens of countries.

The success of the event is due to both the progress of Open Access in the world and the efforts and commitment of individuals at institutions across the world. And, every year, participants gather to share experiences, lessons, challenges, and opportunities in using Open Access Week to create change at the local level.

Please join us June 2nd for an Open Access Week 2010 kick-off planning session to learn about this year's plans and current resources, including the new Web site. We'll also discuss how two teams worked successfully to capture the attention of policy makers, faculty, and others to advance change in 2009. Presenters will include:

  • Andrew Waller, Licensing and Negotiations Librarian, Collections Services, University of Calgary—site of the first Canadian open-access publishing fund
  • Jamaica Jones, Special Projects Librarian, National Center for Atmospheric Research – the first NSF-funded agency to adopt an open-access policy
  • Jennifer McLennan, Open Access Week Program Director and Director of Programs & Operations for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition)