what is self-archiving and why should i care? workshop slides

2013-09-25

Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at my Faculty. The topic is “self-archiving” research articles, or green Open Access. Below is the description of the workshop. At the end of this post, I share the slides of the workshop.

Workshop on self-archiving Computer Science studies

SPEAKER: Daniel Graziotin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano TITLE: What is self-archiving and why should I care?

TIME: Thursday, 26 September, 2013, 14:00-15:00 LOCATION: Faculty of Computer Science, Piazza Domenicani 3, POS 1.02

ABSTRACT: When research articles are accepted for publication, it is a norm that researchers sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA). From that point on, the article belongs to the publishers, who can impose expensive paywalls to others for accessing it. Research and knowledge get hindered by those who should spread it. Many issues arise when trying to access a published article, which is outside the institutional agreements of our University. Can this be avoided? Is it really the end of the author rights when CTAs are signed? Researchers are often granted the right to self-archive an author-generated version of their papers. What does it mean to self-archive a paper? What are the benefits of self-archiving preprints - often called green Open Access - and postprints, and what do these names mean? Are there tools to facilitate, speed up and secure this practice? These and other questions on self-archiving and Open Access will be answered during the interactive workshop.

SHORT BIO: Daniel Graziotin is a PhD student of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His research interests include Human Aspects in Software Engineering with psychological measurements, Web Engineering, and Open-{Access, Data, Source}. He is a volunteering member of the Open Knowledge Foundation and he is exploring the alternative venues of Open Access publishing in Computer Science. He is a student member of the ACM, SIGSOFT, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

Slides available here.


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