A Faculty Senate Forum on Public Access will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.
This forum will be an opportunity for campus faculty members to learn more about the Open Access movement (also referred to as Public Access), which seeks to benefit society by making scholarship available to wider audiences. The proposed UNCG Public Access Policy also seeks to collect and preserve UNCG scholarship for future generations, to assist UNCG authors in understanding and negotiating appropriate copyright terms for the use of their own work, and to support authors and the university in complying with agency mandates for public access to publicly-funded scholarship. The proposed UNCG policy follows Open Access policy precedents set at universities worldwide, including a recent policy adopted by UNC Chapel Hill. Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer at UNC Chapel Hill, will provide context on her experience in promoting and implementing a similar policy on her campus. Other speakers will include Dr. Terri Shelton, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development; Dr. Dianne Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship; and Anna Craft, Metadata Cataloger and NC DOCKS Coordinator in the UNCG University Libraries.