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October 23, 2017 – Celebrating (OA) Open Access

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Join the UB Libraries as we celebrate Open Access Week, October 23-27, 2017.

Sponsored by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Open Access Week is an annual international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge.

On October 23rd the Libraries will host “Preserving Our Knowledge”, an all-day series of free sessions to promote Open Access Week.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Session 1 – Keeping America Informed for Future Generations
Cynthia Etkin, Senior Program Analyst, U.S. Government Publishing Office

Ms. Etkin will discuss how the U.S. Government Publishing Office works to preserve Federal government information. Learn more about the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet), the govinfo preservation repository, and how you can participate.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • 310 Silverman Library, North Campus

Register for Keeping America Informed for Future Generations


Session 2 – Webinar: Using the HathiTrust Federal Documents Collection
Heather Christenson, Program Officer for Federal Documents and Collections, HathiTrust, and Jaime Hays, Outreach Librarian, Government Publishing Office

This webinar provides an overview of the HathiTrust Federal Documents collection and explores how to use HathiTrust to access approximately 900,000 Federal documents that have been digitized from print.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 310 Silverman Library, North Campus

Register for Using the HathiTrust Federal Documents Collection


Session 3 – Data Refuge Event: Help Save Access to Federal Government Information
Susan Dow, Government Information Services Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries

In this session, you can participate and help save access to federal government information by assigning subject descriptors to government information harvested through the End of Term Harvest.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
  • 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • 109 Lockwood Library, North Campus

Register for Data Refuge Event: Help Save Access to Federal Government Information