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Scholarly Communication @ UH Manoa: Past Open Access Week Events

Scholarly communication news and events for researchers at UH Manoa

Open Access Week 2016

October 24-28, 2016

Visit International Open Access Week for more information. Contact us at or to get involved.

Look for the Student Information Tables set up across campus during Open Access Week 2016. You should find these in front of Hamilton Library Monday, October 24th - Tuesday October 26th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and in the Campus Center from Thursday, October 27th - Friday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Stop by to chat, to participate in an OA Word Cloud project, and snag some sweets and swag!





Open Access at the Intersection of Political Economy and Social Justice

Monday, October 24, 11:30 am-12:30pm
Kuykendall Hall, Room 106
*Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Cookies & coffee provided.*

Register here.

Presenter: Sveta Stoytcheva

Open Access is often framed in terms of social justice. The political economies of knowledge production and distribution ensure that scholarly information is prohibitively expensive for all but the privileged few affiliated with wealthy institutions. The high cost of textbooks has a disparate impact on marginalized students’ access to education. This session will introduce these and other ways in which open access intersects with social justice. Additional points of discussion include questions of labor, cultural appropriation, and representation in the academy. This session will consist of a short (20-minute) presentation followed by a facilitated discussion. The goal of this session is to encourage participants to be critical, intentional, and intersectional in their open access advocacy.

Sveta Stoytcheva is a Humanities Librarian at Hamilton Library. Her research interests include digital humanities, critical pedagogy, and the politics of scholarly communication and information access.

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Creative Commons & Fair Use Panel

Tuesday, October 25, 10:30am-11:30am
Kuykendall Hall, Room 201
*Morning pastries provided - bring your own coffee.*

Register here.

(This session will be recorded and streamed to KCC, LCC, West Oahu, Kauai, and Maui)

Presenters: Brian Huffman, Debbie Halbert, Billy Meinke, and Peter Shirts

Brian Huffman: Open Access is fraught with copyright issues as a creator and user of others works. I will address some of the key points to consider when using others OA materials or creating your own. Brian Huffman is the electronic services librarian at William S. Richardson School of Law. He teaches Scholarly Research and has presented on Open Education Resources (OER).

Debbie Halbert: Title: "For a limited time: Copyright maximalism in the information age.” Debora Halbert is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Over the last several decades, she has written extensively on issues of intellectual property. Her most recent work includes The State of Copyright (2014), the co-edited Handbook of Intellectual Property (2015) and the co-authored book Owning the World of Ideas (2015).

Billy Meinke: Copyright hasn't kept up with our ability to share and collaborate in a digital age. Creative Commons (CC) licenses are a free, easy way to unlock the potential of our collective knowledge and creativity. An overview of CC licenses, how they work, and examples of where they are already a part of our lives. Billy is an instructional designer and open education advocate, currently serving as the OER Technologist for the UHM Outreach College. He formerly worked at Creative Commons, specializing in education applications of their open licenses.

Peter Shirts: Just how much of that book can you copy? Well, it's complicated. Learn about the four factors of Fair Use and how to apply them. Peter Shirts is the Music and Audiovisual Librarian and the Acting Head of Sinclair Library and the Wong Audiovisual Center, but is not a lawyer.

A Look at OA Monograph Publishing and an Open-Access Publishing Cooperative

Tuesday, October 25, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Kuykendall Hall, Room 106
*Brownies & coffee provided.*

Register here.

Presenters: Katherine Fisher and Alex Golub

Ms. Fisher will speak on the topic of monograph publishing in light of open access. While open-access journals are becoming increasingly commonplace, OA has been slower to take hold in the book sector of scholarly publishing. This presentation will explore some of the practical and financial challenges involved in OA monograph publishing and survey promising models being developed by academic publishers and independent organizations. Dr. Golub will discuss his recent publication, Why An Open-Access Publishing Cooperative Can Work: A Proposal for the AAA’s Journal Portfolio.

Katherine is currently a digital publishing coordinator at the University of Hawai'i Press and a graduate student in UH's Library and Information Science program. She has worked in various capacities at three university presses and holds a PhD in English from the University of Michigan.

Alex is an associate professor of anthropology at UHM. He is a long-time advocate for open access publishing and has examine its effect on scholarly communication.

The Importance of OA for Early Career Researchers

Wednesday, October 26, 10:00am-11:00am
Kuykendall Hall, Room 106
*Pastries & coffee provided.*

Register here.

Presenters: Robert Davey and Elizabeth Seiver

Robert Davey, a researcher at the Earlham Institute, and Elizabeth Seiver, host of #PLOScast and researcher at Public Library of Science (PLOS), will join us for a discussion on how they became involved in the open access movement, and why it's important to their work as early career researchers.

Rob started his career with an undergraduate degree in microbiology, completed his PhD in computer science in 2005, and is now leading software development projects in the biological sciences, with a complete focus on open source software and data. Only good things happen when openness is the driver! He is also a bona fide coffee fanatic.

Elizabeth completed her PhD in psychology in 2013 at UC Berkeley. At PLOS, she studies science and science publishing itself, from the efficacy of open peer review to cultural differences between research disciplines. She also hosts PLOScast, a podcast dedicated to interviews with thought leaders on the future of academia and the changing experiences of scientists.

Distinguish Yourself: Create Your Own Research Collection and Register with ORCID

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Hamilton Library, Room 301
*Cookies & snacks provided.*
Bring your own device.
Bring a sample of your research.

Please RSVP here:

Facilitators: Daniel Ishimitsu and Kathleen Luschek

Would you like to deposit your research into ScholarSpace, the UHM Institutional Repository? Would you like help creating a unique collection of your research for the world to see?

How about registering in ORCID to obtain a unique researcher identifier?

To learn more stop by Hamilton Library and let our specialized staff assist you in making your research more visible. Don’t forget to bring a sample of your research to add to ScholarSpace!

Keynote by President Lassner

Thursday, October 27, 10:00am-11:00am
Hamilton Library, Sunny Alcove
*Morning pastries & coffee provided.*

Please RSVP here:

Presenter: President Lassner

An internationally respected leader in information technology for higher education, David Lassner is the president of the 10-campus University of Hawai‘i System—the chief executive officer of the state’s only public institution of higher education. He is also currently serving as interim chancellor of UH Manoa. He has worked at UH since 1977 in progressively responsible technical, management and executive positions and has served numerous community roles locally, nationally and internationally.

Pueo Library Strives to Cut the Cost of College/ Open Educational Resources at UHM

Thursday, October 27, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Kuykendall Hall, Room 106
*Pizza & coffee provided.*

Register here.

Presenters: Eddie Bond and Billy Meinke

University of Hawaii Graduate Student, Eddie Bond, became frustrated with the high cost of textbooks so much that he started a free textbook lending library for his fellow students on campus. Come and listen to how Eddie is advocating for textbooks and the challenges of running the Pueo Library. Billy will speak about the principles of Open Educational Resources (OER), alternatives to costly textbooks, and his new role as OER Technologist for the Manoa Campus.

Eddie Bond, the founder of Pueo Library, is a UHM graduate student working on a Masters in Communicology.

Billy Meinke is an instructional designer and open education advocate, currently serving as the OER Technologist for the UHM Outreach College. He formerly worked at Creative Commons, specializing in education applications of their open licenses.

OpenDrinks @ JJ French Pastry & Bistro

Thursday, October 27, 6:00pm for dinner and 7:00pm for discussion
*Participants are responsible for their dinner charges.*
JJ's is a BYOB establishment, but Tamura's is conveniently located across the street.
Open to everyone, but seating is limited, so arrive at 6:00pm if you'd like dinner before the presentation.

JJ Bistro Pastry & Bistro
3447 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI

Presenters: Burt Lum and Jenifer Winter

Please join this community event for lively discussion and good food. Burt and Jenifer will share their perspectives on open data and how data can be misused by certain organizations or agencies in our society. They will also share why and how they first got involved in Open Access and ways that you can get involved with open data in your community. It should prove to be an enjoyable and enlightening evening.

Many people know Burt Lum from Bytemarks Cafe - the radio show that runs every Wednesday on Hawaii Public Radio. But Burt is also the Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a public charitable organization dedicated to advancing the adoption of open data/knowledge in Hawaii and is an instructor at UH in the Information & Computer Science Department. Burt has also organized the annual grassroots technology event, Unconferenz, for the past nine years.

Dr. Jenifer Winter is an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Co-Director of the Pacific ICTD Collaborative. Her research focuses on communication policy and planning in ubiquitous network societies.

Wikipedia Editing: Hawaiian Mythology

Friday, October 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Hamilton Library, Sunny Alcove
Bring your own device.
Please RSVP here:

Facilitators: Keahiahi Long, Keala Richard, and Amy Trimble

Gain insight into how Wikipedia works, learn about Hawaiian Mythology, and try your hand at some actual Wikipedia page editing. Keahiahi Long, librarian of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Keala Richard, LIS graduate student and recent intern at Smithsonian Libraries, will speak on representing Hawaiian culture and mythology through Wikipedia and share some thoughts and helpful tips on editing Wikipedia. The last hour will be devoted to a Wikipedia-edit-a-thon to research and update the Hawaiian Mythology pages.

Open Access Week 2011

Open Access Week 2011: Join the Remix
October 24-28, 2011

Open Access Week 2011

In celebration of international Open Access Week, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries hosted special events throughout the week of October 24.

Screening and Discussion of RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Monday, October 24, 3 pm-6 pm
Hamilton Library Room 306

Activist filmmaker Brett Gaylor investigates copyright and how it has been distorted into a set of laws that restrict creativity, inhibit discovery and turn regular people into criminals. The film features groundbreaking mash-up artist Girl Talk, Laurence Lessig, Cory Doctorow, and Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil.

Open Access Resource Table

Tuesday, October 25 – Thursday, October 27, 11 am-3 pm
Hamilton Library (Wednesday and Thursday) and Sinclair Library (Tuesday)

Visitors were able to drop by our Open Access Resource table throughout the week to learn more about what Open Access is, how it affects you and how you can get involved.

Creative Commons Animated Shorts Film Festival

Tuesday, October 25, 12 pm-2 pm
Sinclair Library Heritage Reading Room

Sometimes you can get something for nothing; we saw what could be done with open source software and remixed copyright rules. We be showed three animated short films created with free 3D animation software that are free to share under a Creative Commons attribution license. The films screened included: Elephants Dream (2006), Big Buck Bunny (2008) and Sintel (2010).

Jean Claude Bradley Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 10 am-11:30 am
Hamilton Library Room 301

Jean-Claude Bradley is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and E-Learning Coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University. In 2005, he began the UsefulChem project which introduced what he calls, Open Notebook Science. This concept adds transparency to science by publishing research in real time on online, freely accessible blogs, wikis and web pages. We heard from Bradley and learned more about his pioneering work at a virtual lecture.

Everything is a Remix Poster Session

Thursday, October 27, 11 am-3 pm
Outside Hamilton Library entrance

From music to literature and even academics, everything is a remix. Visitors to our poster session learned more about who is remixing what and even shared what they’re remixing!

For further information please contact Allie Jordan @

For more information about Open Access Week and how it's celebrated around the world, please visit

Open Access Week 2009

Open Access Week 2009: October 19-23, 2009

Open Access Week 2009 was celebrated around the world, including the UH Manoa Campus.

The flyer with information about Open Access Week 2009 is below.

Panel Discussion on Open Access Issues

Wednesday, October 21, 12 pm
Queen Liliokalani Center Room 412

Listen to faculty members who are involved in Open Access publishing discuss trends and issues.

Panel Participants:Mark Wright, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, Will McClatchey, Professor of Botany, Ken Rehg, Professor of Linguistics, Gary Ostrander, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education

Copyright and Author Rights Presentation

Wednesday, October 22, 12 pm
Queen Liliokalani Center Room 412

Dr. Danielle M. Conway, Professor of Law & Director, University of Hawai`i Procurement Institute

Publishing & the Dissemination of Scholarship: Is the Process Broken?

Wednesday, April 29
R. Kelly Aune, Sara Rutter, Beth Tillinghast

ACRL Schol Comm 101 Road Show

ACRL Scholarly Communication 101 Road Show You are invited!

Monday, April 25, 2011
Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Two presenters under the auspices of ACRL shared their expertise in scholarly communication in a four-hour workshop that emphasized experiential learning.

Molly Kleinman
Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries 
University of Michigan

Sarah Shreeves 
Coordinator, IDEALS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Learn more about

  • New methods of scholarly publishing and communication
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Economics of scholarly communication
  • Open access and openness as a principle


The four hour workshop was followed by a two hour brainstorming session hosted by the UH Manoa Scholarly Communication Committee to talk about collaborative strategies for the UH system.

Who Should Attend

All UH librarians were invited. The workshop was appropriate for those with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication as well as liaisons and others who were interested in the issues and wanted foundational understanding. The Workshop was attended by 51 librarians and faculty from most of the UH System campuses.

Open Access Week 2015

Open Access Week: October 19-23, 2015

Register for Open Access Week events.

Download or print the flyer.

Creative Commons Licensing

Monday, October 19, 12:30-1:45pm
Kuykendall 106
Register now

Join our panel to get an overview of Creative Commons, using CC licenses in OER, and walk through an example of a CC licensed product that incorporates other CC licensed materials.
With: Billy Meinke (College of Education), Sara Rutter (Outreach College)

Make Your Work Open in ScholarSpace

Tuesday, October 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
Hamilton Library 306
Register now

Learn how to submit your work to ScholarSpace. Participants are encouraged to bring in digital copies of author manuscripts, accepted for publication, that have been peer-reviewed and are ready for final submission to the publisher.
With: Daniel Ishimitsu (University of Hawaii at Manoa Library)

Open Government Resources and Government Funded Open Mandates

Tuesday, October 20, 1:30-2:45pm
Hamilton Library 301
Register now

Learn about open access government created resources and efforts requiring the results of government funded research to be made open access.
With: Gwen Sinclair (University of Hawaii at Manoa Library)

Launching an Open Access Journal

Wednesday, October 21, 9:30-10:45am
Kuykendall 106
Register now

Hear perspectives on developing and distributing an open access journal.
With: Pam Wilson (University of Hawaii Press), Kathleen Luschek (former Senior Production Coordinator, PLOS)

Open Collaboration with GitHub

Wednesday, October 21, 12:30-1:45pm
Kuykendall 106
Register now

Learn how the Digital Arts & Humanities Initiative at UH is using GitHub as a tool for collaboration.
With: Richard Rath (History and Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative)

Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Author Rights

Thursday, October 22, 9:30-10:45am
Kuykendall 106
Register now

Learn about managing author and co-author rights, reusing copyrighted materials, reading and negotiating publishing agreements, and reusing your own content.
With: Debora Halbert (Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)

Learn How to Contribute to Wikipedia

Thursday, October 22, drop-in 12:00-4:00pm
Hamilton Library, Room 306

Join us for a workshop on contributing to Wikipedia--getting an account, adding pages, and editing pages.
With: Thumy Webb (Library and Information Science)

Open Access Week 2014

Open Access Week 2014: October 20-27, 2014

Celebrate Open Access Week 2014 at UHM.

View the Open Access Week 2014 Flier

Also check out:
SPARC and the World Bank have just announced the program for the 2014 International Open Access Week Kickoff Event which will take place on Monday, October 20th, at 3pm EDT / 9pm CET at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC and will be live webcast at  The full announcement is copied below and is available online at

       Join Nick earlier in the day for:

  • Student Leader Meeting
    Monday October 27, 2014 | 9:30 - 11:00 am | Sinclair Library, Room 201
    Calling all Student Leaders - Come out and talk about Open access issues that relate to you!  RSVP to
  • Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Librarians
    Monday, October 27, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Hamilton Library, Room 301
    Discuss open access issues and advocacy for researchers, universities, and governments to adopt more open scholarly publishing practices.

Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Week 2012: October 22-25, 2012

Open Access: An evolving alternative or a maturing threat?

Monday, October 22, 11:30 am-1 pm
Manoa Campus, Hamilton Library Alcove

Join the UH Manoa Library in celebrating Open Access Week with Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries at Kansas University, who will be our keynote speaker for Open Access Week, October 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. in the Hamilton Library Alcove.

Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas (KU) has been instrumental in the development of a faculty-initiated open access policy adopted by KU. Haricombe is a founding member of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), and serves as the KU Provost's designate for open access implementation at KU. She is a member of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Steering Committee and serves on the South African Research Library Consortium’s Executive Management Team. Prior to joining KU in 2006, she was dean of libraries at Bowling Green State University. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Lorraine Haricombe will present a talk entitled, “Open Access: An evolving alternative or a maturing threat?” Although open access offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model that provides unrestricted internet access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles it has garnered significant discussion and debate. No longer at the beginning of the open access movement and not yet at the end, we have a decade of experience to assess advancements in the open access ecosystem and the work ahead of us to realize the goal of unrestricted internet access to new scholarship.

RSVP to Beth Tillinghast 956-6130 ( or for lunch (vegetarian or meat) by October 17th. 
If you prefer to opt out of lunch you are welcome to drop-in, no RSVP necessary.

Further reading see on Open Access, check out a co-authored article by Haricombe “Toward Open Access: It Takes a Village,” Journal of Library Administration, 51:1–23, 2011. [manuscript available in KU ScholarWorks].

Open Access on Campus: UHM Rolls Out its Open Access Policy

Tuesday, October 23,12 pm-1:15 pm
Manoa Campus, Kuykendall 106 Events Room & Gallery

Open Access ensures access to scholarship that is digital, free of charge to the user, free of most copyright restrictions, and is disseminated over the Internet.

What does this mean for your research? What about your data? What do you need to know to comply with the policy? This session will help you formulate different approaches to future research. Find out more about the UHM’s new Open Access Policy.

Sara Rutter, librarian and data management specialist, and Beth Tillinghast, librarian and manager for UHM’s institutional repositories, will help to clarify the Open Access Policy and outline the steps and support for assisting UHM researchers comply with the policy. register online at

This event is organized especially for Graduate Students. Light lunch treats will be served.

Event Sponsor
The Center for Teaching Excellence & the UH Manoa Graduate Division, Manoa Campus

More Information
Meiko Arai, 956-6978,,

Open Access on Campus: UHM Rolls Out its Open Access Policy

Thursday, October 25, 12 pm-1:15 pm
Manoa Campus, Kuykendall 106 Events Room & Gallery

Open Access ensures access to scholarship that is digital, free of charge to the user, free of most copyright restrictions, and is disseminated over the Internet.

What does this mean for your research? What about your data? What do you need to know to comply with the policy? This session will help you formulate different approaches to future research. Find out more about the UHM’s new Open Access Policy.

Sara Rutter, librarian and data management specialist, and Beth Tillinghast, librarian and manager for UHM’s institutional repositories, will help to clarify the Open Access Policy and outline the steps and support for assisting UHM researchers comply with the policy. register online at

This event is organized especially for Faculty. Treats will be served.

Event Sponsor
The Center for Teaching Excellence & the UH Manoa Graduate Division, Manoa Campus

More Information
Meiko Arai, 956-6978,,

Open Access Week 2010

Open Access Week 2010: October 25-29, 2010

Open Access Week 2010 - Open Access is Sustainable Access for All!

Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication.

  1. Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals; open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher.

  2. When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies.

  3. A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join us in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week 2010.

Collective Ownership of Knowledge: Digital Learners Challenging Our Educational Assumptions

Wednesday, October 27, 12 pm
Queen Lili'uokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Manoa College of Education

A tenured professor in Educational Technology, Christine Sorensen, has been the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) since 2007, coming to UHM after serving as dean at Northern Illinois University (NIU) from 2001. She has taught in the areas of educational leadership, curriculum, and research and evaluation. She began teaching interactive video and web-based classes more than a decade ago. Her research and publications have focused on distance education, the integration of technology in education, and organizational change, although she also is co-author for one of the leading texts on educational research methods. She is on the editorial board of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education and has been a judge for the national Crystal Awards for best distance education programming. Dr. Sorensen has received over $15 million in grants and has published and presented both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the NIU faculty in 1996, Dr. Sorensen was a research and evaluation specialist at the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her early careers included ten years in radio and television. Dr. Sorensen received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Houston and her masters and Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University.

Open Access in 2010: Maximizing the Benefits and Securing the Future

Thursday, October 28, 4 pm
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Catherine Nancarrow has over two decades of editorial experience in biomedical publishing, having served as the Managing Editor of four community-run journals at the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the wjm-western journal of medicine (BMJ Publishing Group) and as a Development/Coordinating Editor for a wide range of health science texts and journals published by such publishers as Little Brown and Lippincott-Williams and Williams. She is currently a Consulting Editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine as well as an Advocacy Consultant with PLoS and other organizations with the aim to educate and inspire the scientific and publishing communities to increase access to the work they generate or publish.

Visit the Graduate Student Open Access Information Table

Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October, 28, 11 am-1 pm
Campus Center

You can talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information, and get an Open Access pen!

For more information, please call Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email.

The flyer with information about Open Access Week 2010 is below

Spring 2010

Issues in Scholarly Communications Brown Bag Discussion Series

Presented by the Center for Teaching Excellence and The University of Hawaii Scholarly Communications Team

Access to Research -- Thursday, February 18, 12 pm-1:15pm
Author Rights -- Thursday, March 4, 12 pm-1:15 pm

Both events held in Kuykendall 106

Past Center for Teaching Excellence Events:

Scholarly communication is fast approaching a crossroads. Individual disciplines, and the larger scholarly community, must make decisions on exchanges of scholarly information. National repositories such as PubMed Central, OpenAccess journals and university-based institutional repositories are changing the landscape.

The event was a gathering of colleagues, where perspectives were shared and new perspectives were explored on past and evolving scholarly communication issues. Discussions were moderated by the UHM Scholarly Communications Team.

A flyer with links to several relevant articles is below.