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Panel Discussion: Opening Up Campaign Archives

Opening Up Campaign Archives

Wednesday, October 17, 2 p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room

This wide-ranging panel discussion will feature political consultant Garry South, who has given the UCLA Library his campaign papers, and UCLA professors Jeffrey B. Lewis, Mark A. Peterson, and Lynn Vavreck. The panelists will offer inside details about political campaigns and discuss the importance of public knowledge about campaign operations in a healthy democratic society.

The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Campaigns, and Department of Political Science.Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested to 310.206.8526 or <>.

Open Access Week Events

Set the Default to Open Access 

Monday, October 22; 1 p.m. 

Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room (Webcast)

 SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012.

The webcast will consist of a 90-minute panel discussion with Open Access experts from a variety of stakeholder groups – including students, researchers, and policy makers – as well as representatives from the World Bank and SPARC. As this year’s Open Access theme is “Set the Default to Open Access,” the panelists will touch upon what that means to them, their institutions, and their work.

The panel will include the following distinguished speakers:

  • Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons
  • Matt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
  • Maricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, NIH
  • Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank
  • Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The 90-minute panel will be moderated by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC.

NIH Public Access Policy:

How the Mandate Affects UCLA Researchers

Tuesday, October 23; Noon

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Fourth-floor Classroom

What does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy mean for NIH-funded researchers at UCLA, and how can UCLA librarians help them comply? Find out more at this session.

Attendance is limited to UCLA faculty, researchers, and administrators; reservations are required:

Kenneth Crews Webcast

Open Access and Your Publications::What's Copyright Got to Do with It?

A Webcast with Kenneth D. Crews, Director of the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office

Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room (Webcast)

Copyright expert Kenneth D. Crews will talk about how to analyze publication contracts, negotiate the copyright clause of agreements, and increase usage of new publications by facilitating access for the wider community.

Author Talk: The Googlization of Everything

Siva Vaidhyanathan,The Googlization of Everything

Thursday, October 25; 3 p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room

 Siva Vaidhyanathan will discuss his book The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry). In this provocative work, he examines how Americans have embraced Google and its nearly unlimited promise, and explores the web giant's dark side, including its exploitation of intellectual property. With global resistance to Google's uniquity on the rise, Vaidhyanathan proposes the creation of an "Internet ecosystem" that could keep the company true to its motto of "do no evil."

The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Information Studies' 2012-13 Collogquium Series. Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested to 310.206.8526 or

Panel Discussion via Video Chat

Open Access in China, Japan, and South Korea

Friday, October 26; 11 a.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons Classroom (video chat)

 Dr. Wang Yingkuan, chief editor of the International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering; Dr. Jeong-Wook Seo of Seoul National University in South Korea; and Professor Maureen Donovan, Janpanese Studies Librarian at Ohio State University, will discuss how open access movements in East Asia differ from those in the United States and how open access in China, Japan, and South Korea affects academic communities.