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Open Access Resources: 2013 OA Week Events

Information and resources to better your understanding of the use and creation of Open Access scholarship.

Nov. 5, 2013 | THE MAIN EVENT!

Open Access

to Undergraduate and Graduate Theses and Dissertations:

Faculty from Pomona and Harvard voice their views, what are yours?

November 5, 2013 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Claremont Colleges Library Founders Room

4:00pm Harvard University faculty talk about open access, publishing and the dissertation (8 minute video)

  • Gary King is a professor of quantitative social science at Harvard University

  • Stuart Shieber is a professor of computer science and head of the library’s office for scholarly communications at Harvard University

4:15pm Char Miller, Pomona College, talks about open access, digital publishing, and the undergraduate thesis

Discussion to follow | Refreshments will be served

Char Miller is Director of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from Pitzer College. He is author of a number of award-winning books and articles. Prof. Miller is a regular contributor of essays, commentary, and reviews to professional journals, newspapers, and online media; his blog, Golden Green, explores environmental issues in California and the West for

Prof. Miller joined the Environmental Analysis Program in 2007, after a 26-year stint at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. This Claremont Colleges intercollegiate major is deeply interdisciplinary in its focus – which means that seniors are writing theses in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Char has worked closely with the Claremont Colleges Library to open undergraduate work to the public, which has provided a “clarifying urgency” in their research and writing.

Professor Miller's talk was first given as a keynote speech at the July 2013 USETDA Conference held at the Claremont Colleges.

Oct. 24, 2013 | 3-4 pm | Honnold Conference Room

What's OA Got to Do with Me?

The CCL Open Access Policy in Action

Yesterday, you've had a chance to talk about Open Access and what it means on a general level, but what about OA and your own output and use? Come to this discussion of the Library's draft OA policy to learn strategies for making the most of the content you create and the content you, scholarly communications skills that will translate naturally to your work with faculty and students. You'll also hear and how an emphasis on open access has worked for other institutions. By the end of this session we'll have a polished Library OA Policy for ratification.


Please review the versions sent out in the invite and bring your suggestions.


Your facilitators, Char Booth and Allegra Swift.

Past OA Week Events (click on image)