This Spring I will be teaching the 1-credit Open Access class at UBC's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, on Saturday May 31st and Saturday June 7th. Topic areas include an overview of open access, OA policy, OA publishing, and OA archiving.
Guest speakers are:
Brian Owen, winner of the 2007 CARL Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship and Associate University Librarian, Systems & Processing, Simon Fraser University Library, home of Public Knowledge Project (PKP) development.
Hilde Colenbrander, Digital Repository Coordinator, University of British Columbia Library, and member of the Canadian Library Association's Open Access Task Force. The UBC cIRcle repository is currently in pilot phase; official launch is anticipated spring 2008.
A link to the 2008 class blog, when available, will be posted on the 2007 Open Access Class Blog.