International Open Access Week, October 24-30
The University of Prince Edward Island is celebrating Open Access Week with a series of informative events.
On Monday, October 24 at 1:30 pm in Robertson Library 312 (or from the comfort of your own office), we are hosting a webinar by Robin DeRosa (Plymouth State University): Open Education: Reducing Costs, Transforming Pedagogy.
On Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 am, Robertson Library 312, Robert Gilmour will introduce and re-launch the new IslandScholar and data.upei.ca. Dawn Hooper and Donald Moses from the Robertson Library will demonstrate the services and answer questions.
Also on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm, the Robertson Library will partner with the Open Data Book Club to host a special event in Robertson Library 312. First, the Open Data Book Club will introduce its activities related to Open Data. Following that we will have two speakers: Dr. Adam Fenech, Director of UPEI Climate Lab, will speak on “The Value of Open Data in Research” and Mary-Ann MacSwain, Data Analyst at the UPEI Centre for Health and Community Research, will speak on “Health Data in an Open Data World.”
The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.