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TWU Libraries Forum


Nick Shockey

Director of Programs and Engagement for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and founding director of the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC).

Diane J. Graves

Diane is Assistant Vice President for Information Resources and University Librarian/Professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. 

Gretchen McCord

Gretchen is an Austin-based attorney, educator and author specializing in copyright law and intellectual property. 

Welcome to TWU Libraries Forum

Monday, September 22, 2014

Speaker: Nick Shockey

Time & Location: 6:15 pm, Denton-ACT 301

Videoconference available to TWU Dallas Center:   Rm 1010 and TWU Houston Center: Rm 2120

Tired of Gouging? Strategies for Removing Financial Barriers to Information

A rapidly growing Open Access movement promises access to the knowledge scholars like you are working to create.  Nick Shockey will describe the roles researchers around the globe are playing to ensure open access to scholarly, peer reviewed research information, offer practical solutions for removing barriers to your research output and explain how you can join peers around the world who are getting involved.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Speaker: Diane Graves

Time & Location: 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m., Denton-ACT 301

Videoconference available to TWU Dallas Center: Rm 1010 and TWU Houston Center: Rm 2120

Faculty Open Access Policies: Public Missions, Public Research, Public Good

In an interactive program, Diane Graves focuses on faculty retaining their author rights while working with traditional scholarly publishers.  She presents the history of the scholarly journal pricing system in the context of other economic pricing models, the advantages of supporting the local institutional repository, Open Access options, systems, and models as well as information about Open Access myths and advocacy.

Speaker: Gretchen McCord

Time & Location: 10:30a.m to Noon, Denton-ACT 301

Videoconference available to TWU Dallas Center: Rm 1010 and TWU Houston Center: Rm 2120

Make Two Fair Uses and Call Creative Commons in the Morning

Copyright law is confusing and, too often, a cause of headache to educators.  This session will help you understand the conceptual basis of the law, how to apply an often antiquated law to the modern world, and most importantly, how to use fair use as a tool of empowerment so that you can move forward in your professional work with confidence and headache-free.


 Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Speaker: Gretchen McCord

Time: 1:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Location: Blagg-Huey Library, Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall 101


Workshop on Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons

This interactive workshop will help you understand copyright law and learn about negotiating with publishers.

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