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Open Access Publishing Week Events

The Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries are pleased to invite you to a new series dedicated to beginning a conversation around Open Access Publishing at the Geisel School of Medicine, November 14-17. Building on this year's International Open Access Week theme, "Community Over Commercialization," the libraries will host two workshops, a panel discussion with medicine and health sciences faculty, and conclude the week's events with a screening of the open access documentary, "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship." To register for any or all of these events, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/2b7fwy6y

Registrations received by November 8 will include lunch(es) and refreshments! We hope you will join us for these critical conversations around the significance of open access at Dartmouth. Flyers and details for each event below:

Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use: Using Copyrighted Materials in Your Teaching
Led by: Stephanie Kerns, Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries

Tuesday, November 14th
Kellogg Room 200

What exactly is copyright, fair use, and how does it apply to your teaching as a medical educator? Join us to work through cases examining the application of fair use, creative commons licenses, OERs, and licensing resources in your courses. This workshop kicks off our Open Access Week where we examine topics related to copyright, retaining your rights as an author in publishing, and community over commercialization.

Workshop: Know Your Rights: Authors’ Rights in Publishing
Led by: Michele Whitehead, Associate Director for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries

Wednesday, November 15th
Kellogg Room 200

Did you know that as an author you have rights from the moment of creation of your work? Did you also know that in signing some publisher agreements you can give up those rights including the ways your work can be reused and distributed? Join the Health Sciences & Biomedical Libraries for this workshop to learn more about how we can support your negotiations with publishers to retain your exclusive rights as an author!

Community over Commercialization? A Panel Conversation on Open Access Publishing
Facilitated by: Michele Whitehead, Associate Director for Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries

Thursday, November 16th
Vail 120 Chilcott Auditorium

The theme for International Open Access Week 2023 asked us to consider community over commercialization. How does open access publishing impact scholarship in medicine and the health sciences at Dartmouth? Join the Health Sciences and Biomedical Libraries and Geisel School of Medicine for a panel conversation featuring faculty authors and researchers. We will consider equity in access, navigating solicitations from journals and publishers, the growing list of requirements from major funding agencies like the NIH and NSF, and more. Attendees will walk away with an opportunity to continue the conversation about what open access means locally as it relates to important considerations for amplifying Geisel and Dartmouth’s research impact.


  • Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, PhD
    Research Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Brock Christensen, PhD
    Professor of Epidemiology, Molecular and Systems Biology, and Community and Family Medicine
  • Nena Mason, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Physiology, Clinical Anatomy, Ultrasound Education, Longitudinal Curriculum Leader – Physiology
  • Bill Nelson, PhD, MDiv
    Professor and Director, Geisel Ethics and Human Values Program, Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professorship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
An Open Access Documentary Film Screening

Friday, November 17th
Vail 120 Chilcott Auditorium

Join us for a screening of this Open Access documentary that highlights the importance of open access to the results of research in furthering scholarship and science. From the documentary's website, "the film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher, Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google."