Open Access Primer

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Description: 

Get up to speed with the Open Access movement in this one-hour workshop. We will start with a definition and cover the latest updates such as Plan S, hybrid publishing, and new journals and publishing platforms for Open Access. We will also demonstrate tools and services that make Open Access work for scholars such as Unpaywall, the Open Access Button, SHERPA/RoMEO, and more. 

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Dr. Lauren B. Collister

Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing
University of Pittsburgh

During the process of obtaining her Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics, Lauren realized that there was a lot more to academic work than doing research and publishing it. She became an advocate for Open Scholarship as an early career researcher, and turned the focus of her career to helping her fellow scholars navigate the life cycle of scholarship. In her position as Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University of Pittsburgh, Lauren oversees the work of the unit, including open access journal publishing, D-Scholarship@Pitt and subject archives, electronic theses and dissertations, copyright education, and advocacy for Open. She also chairs the Committee on Scholarly Communication in Linguistics for the Linguistic Society of America.


Jonah McAllister-Erickson

Scholarly Communication Specialist
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Amy Knapp Room, Hillman Library G-74
3960 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260