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UNI ScholarWorks Grand Reveal

Grand Reveal of the University’s institutional repository – UNI ScholarWorks will be held  at Rod Library on Tuesday, October 20th.  This event is being held in conjunction with Open Access Week, which runs October 19th – 25th.  Open Access Week is a global initiative designed to highlight the potential benefits of free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use them as needed.  Please plan to join us for the following:

  • Overview of UNI ScholarWorks: 2:30 to 3:00 pm; Location: LIB Room 287 (former Library Browsing Room)

UNI ScholarWorks is a digital repository being developed for the University by Rod Library.  It will collect, preserve, and make available the digital research and the creative and scholarly output of faculty, staff, and students.  Representative contributors to the repository will discuss the works they are making available through UNI ScholarWorks.  The repository is supported by funding from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Initiated earlier this year, this growing collection includes over 900 items of various types; to date, there have been over 14,000 downloads

  • Open Reception: 3:00 to 3:30 pm; Location: LIB Room 287 (former Library Browsing Room)
  • Campus Presentation: Open Textbooks: Opportunities in Transformative Learning and Student Success, by Sarah Cohen, Managing Director of the Open Textbook Network3:30 to 4:45 pm; Location: LIB Room 287 (former Library Browsing Room)

Campus Presentation on Open Textbooks

Ms. Cohen will discuss the potential of open textbooks in advancing excellence in teaching, learning, student success, and scholarly publishing.  She will outline the role open education and open textbooks play in addressing the crisis in higher education affordability, and share ways to overcome barriers to adoption of open textbooks that benefit students, and sustain and support the mission of the university.
This campus presentation is sponsored by Rod Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and is funded by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  
UNI will be joining the Open Textbook Network, which was founded by the University of Minnesota.  Later this year, a workshop will be held on campus for up to 25 faculty participants who are interested in learning how to develop an open textbook. Participants will receive a modest stipend.
If you have questions about these events or about participating in the development of UNI ScholarWorks, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Neuhaus via email or phone.
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