Open Access, Global Access, and Research Futures featured visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium explored influential scholarly communication initiatives, including digital humanities, open educational resources (OER), open science and data visualization. The symposium brought open access front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, and librarians.


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Tuesday, October 25th
9:00 AM

Welcome Opening Remarks

Constantia Constantinou, Dean of University Libraries, SUNY Distinguished Librarian
Chuck Taber, Interim Provost, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, and Dean of the Graduate School, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Keynote Address: The Past, Present, and Future of "Guerilla Open Access"

Justin Peters, author of The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet, and Slate correspondent

Charles B. Wang Center

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:45 AM

At the Intersection of Open Education and Edtech

Laura Costello (Moderator), Head of Research and Emerging Technologies, Stony Brook University Libraries
Brian Sweeting, Content Strategist, Teachers College, Columbia University
Emily Gover, Director of Content Marketing, Flocabulary
Claudia McGivney, Head of Academic Engagement, Stony Brook University Libraries

Charles B. Wang Center

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Digital Humanities

Kathleen Kasten (Moderator), Head of Humanities & Social Sciences, Stony Brook University Libraries
Jennifer Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University
Elyse Graham, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Department of English, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

2:00 PM

Keynote Address: Information Imperialism and Research Utopias: What If Sharing Research Isn’t Really Stealing?

Jennie Rose Halperin, Communications Manager, the Creative Commons

Charles B. Wang Center

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Open Science and Data Visualization

Clara Tran (Moderator), Science Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren Chase (Moderator), Head of the Center for Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University Libraries
Sung Gheel Jang, Director of the Geospatial Center, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Kevin McDonnell, Research Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Shafeek Fazal, Associate Dean for Library Technology, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Stony Brook University Libraries
Open Access Symposium Committee: Omni Abdallah, Laura Costello, Shafeek Fazal, Dana Haugh, Kate Kasten, Jennifer Lyon, Brenda Polis, Robert Tolliver, Clara Tran, Darren Chase (Chair)

Charles B. Wang Center

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM