Thursday, December 1 2022

The University of New Mexico is participating in International Open Access Week (October 24-30). International Open Access Week celebrates the benefits of free, immediate, online access to scholarly research, and the right to use and reuse materials as needed.

A collaborative team comprised of the Health Sciences Library and Computing Center, Law Library, and Academic Libraries has planned a week of speakers and workshops to raise awareness of open access and this year’s theme of justice. climatic.

Open Access is the free, immediate, online publication of research articles under an open license and accessible digitally. At its core, open access publishing is a matter of social justice that aims to make research more accessible to the general public. Open access scholarly publishing is related to open educational resources (OER) in that they share a similar license and ideology. OER Materials provides students and teachers with free access to educational materials. OER can significantly reduce the costs that students spend on textbooks and other course materials. The UNM OER initiative aims to reduce college costs for UNM students by encouraging and supporting UNM faculty with resources to adopt quality open materials in their courses.

International Open Access Week calls on OA advocates to engage with their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of OA and to share what they’ve learned with their colleagues. UNM will participate in this event by spreading information about world events and illustrating to the local community how open access materials have a positive impact on climate justice.

Below is a list of UNM Open Access Week events. The list of events consists of in-person and online formats. For more information on OER and Open Access Week, visit


Monday October 24 | Midday | On line

Open to climate change: To solve the world’s biggest problems, we need knowledge about them to be open

University Libraries will virtually welcome Dr. Monica Granados, Climate Change Campaigner for Creative Commons, as a speaker on the first day of Open Access Week, October 24 at noon. Granados will give a webinar titled, Open to climate change: To solve the world’s biggest problems, we need knowledge about them to be open. register here.

Granados has a doctorate. in ecology from McGill University. While working on her doctorate, she discovered that incentives in academia foster practices that make knowledge less accessible. Since then, Granados has dedicated his career to working in the open science space with the goal of making knowledge more equitable and accessible.

As a Senior Policy Advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada, she provided subject matter expertise and supported the delivery of Open Science to the Government of Canada. Monica is currently working at Creative Commons on a global campaign promoting open access to climate and biodiversity research. As a member of the PREreview leadership team, she works to make peer review more open and diverse. She is also a board member of the Canadian Open Data Society which promotes open data in Canada and an alumnus of Frictionless Data.

Monday October 24 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | In person

Zine Workshop: MAKE -A- ZINE!

To celebrate Open Access Week, stop by the first-floor lobby of the Zimmerman Library on Monday, October 24 between 2-4 p.m. and learn how to make a zine from a single sheet of paper. Marya Jones, founder of ABQ Zine Fest, shows you how! Zines created as part of this event may be included in our Open Access Week 2022 digital symposium.

What is a zine? A zine is short for magazine – one’s thoughts, feelings and ideas on paper, using pictures, writings and drawings. Making a zine is a great way to connect with your creative side.


Tuesday, October 25 | 10am | On line

Think Global: Act Local – Ensuring a Just Transition to Open Science

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Computing and Library and Computing Center will virtually host Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), to speak at Open Access Week. Shearer will present Think Global: Act Local – Ensuring a Just Transition to Open Science Oct. 25, 10 a.m. register here.

COAR is an international association with members and partners around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutes, government funders and others. It brings together individual repositories and repository networks to build capacity, align policy and practice, and act as a global voice for the repository community.

Shearer has worked in open access, open science, scholarly communications and research data management for over 20 years. She is the author of numerous publications and has given numerous presentations at international events. More recently, she was lead author of the article Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications: A Call for Action (April 2020). She participates in the work of many other organizations to advance Open Science around the world and is also a Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and has been instrumental in many activities of the CARL related to open science, including the launch of the Portage Initiative in Canada, a national research data management network.


Wednesday October 26 | Noon – 1 p.m. | On line

Indigenous Data Sovereignty and the Open Access Movement

UNM’s Health Sciences Informatics Library and Center (HSLIC), in collaboration with HSLIC’s Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, is pleased to host a roundtable discussion around critical concepts that inform the exchange of research-related information by and about Aboriginal people. and Native American communities. Nestled within the Indigenous Data Sovereignty methodology, panelists will highlight best practices and considerations for Indigenous data rights management, governance, sharing and use as they relate to (and often conflict with) the open access movement. Register to attend here: Indigenous Panel on Data Sovereignty.

Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll (her) is Dene/Ahtna, a citizen of Kluti-Kaah Native Village in Alaska and of Sicilian descent. Based at the University of Arizona (UA), she is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Public Health and Native American Studies; Acting Director and Adjunct Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Associate Director, Institute of Indigenous Nations; and Faculty affiliated with the Faculty of Law. Carroll’s interdisciplinary research group, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance, develops innovations in research, policy, and practice for Indigenous data sovereignty. She co-edited the book Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy and led the publication of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Carroll co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and co-founded and chairs the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA) and the Research Data Alliance’s International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group. She chairs the Indigenous Data Working Group for IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Indigenous Data Provenance.

Dr. Debra MacKenzie (her) is Co-Director of the Community Environmental Health Program (developed and co-directed by Dr. Johnnye Lewis). MacKenzie and Lewis lead the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, a prospective birth cohort study investigating the impacts of prenatal and early exposures to uranium and other co-occurring metals on child health and development. This study is part of the NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) program. MacKenzie is also involved in an ongoing Navajo Nation clinical trial investigating the potential benefits of a zinc supplement in mitigating metal toxicity.


Friday, October 28 | 1 p.m. | In person

Curriculum Openness: Integrating OER into Your Course Design

During this webinar, UNM OER Librarian Jennifer Schaller and Mary Willms Wohlwend of Digital Learning @ the Center for Teaching and Learning will provide an overview of the options available to teachers who wish to incorporate Open Educational Resources into their curriculum. . Jennifer will give an introduction to REL materials and the REL movement. It will also provide participants with resources for finding and evaluating OER in their own disciplines. During this time, Mary will discuss options for how Canvas can support faculty adoption of OER materials.

Register here.


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To celebrate Open Access Week, the University of New Mexico Libraries is highlighting the Environmental Posters from the Sam L. Slick Collection, a collection of 12,000 Latin American and Iberian political posters. The Center for Southwest Research has digitally archived 5,000 of these posters, and they are publicly available through New Mexico Digital Collections.

The collection covers political topics such as the Sandinista Revolution, the Falkland Islands War, the Salvadoran anti-government/exile movement, the Bolivian government, the Partido Popular Socialista of Mexico, Cuba under Castro, the Stroessner of Paraguay, the Treaty of Panama Canal and post-Franco Spain. Topics covered in the Slick collection include tourism and travel, historical figures, historical events, film, imperialism, solidarity, security, environment, energy conservation, health and culture. education, peace, nationalism, agriculture, industrial production, music, religion and women.

Reproductions of some of these environmental posters will be displayed throughout Zimmerman during Open Access Week.


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