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Learn More about SHARE at “Updates from the World of Open”

Holy Cross, image by Greg Hren

Registration is now open for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) New England Chapter’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group fall program, “Updates from the World of Open: SHARE, OERs, and MOOCs,” to be held Friday, December 5, 2014, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. This program will provide up-to-the-minute news and analysis of these three important topics in scholarly communication and higher education:

The White House Open Access Directive and SHARE: Linda Plunket, Boston University

Open Educational Resources (OERs): Nicole Allen, SPARC; Marilyn Billings, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Charlotte Roh, University of Massachusetts Amherst

MOOCs and Copyright: Kyle Courtney, Harvard University; Laura Quilter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The program will also provide an opportunity for attendees to report on their institutions’ Open Access Week activities and share news from other recent events.

Event Details

Date & Time: Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Hogan Conference Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Fee: $35, includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch, free parking and wireless access
Registration: Register online by December 3, 2014

SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) is a higher education and research community initiative to ensure the preservation of, access to, and reuse of research outputs. SHARE aims to develop the infrastructure, workflow, and policy improvements necessary to maximize research impact. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have partnered to develop SHARE with significant input from the three associations’ member institutions and their broader communities. SHARE is funded, in part, by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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