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Open Education: Open Access Week Events 2020

Open Access Week Events 2020

The GSU Library Celebrates Open Access Week: October 19-25

 “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”


Monday, October 19:

12-12:45pm (EDT): The Intersection of Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Presented by members of Affordable Learning Georgia.

Non-KSU registration link  


 2-3pm (EDT): Using Creative Commons (CC) Licenses in Course Content

Presented by Denise Dimsdale, Education Librarian and Affordable Learning Georgia Library Champion

This is an online event. Event URL:

CC licenses are designed to be easy to use. We’ll take a look at the six most common licenses and discuss how these licenses can be used when creating or gathering course materials. We’ll also discuss remixing CC content and things to think about if you’d like to license your own content as CC.


Tuesday, October 20: 12:00-13:00 (UTC)  Creative Commons Global Summit Keynote: A Culture of Peace

Presented by Bushra Ebadi, Deepak Ramola, Leonardo Párraga, and Asha Siad

Let's explore the connection between open access, open culture and peace-building. In this cross-regional and cross-cultural presentation, we'll challenge the Creative Commons community to understand the critical role decolonized and democratized conceptions of Open Access, Open Culture, and Open Knowledge play in advancing peace at the local and global levels. Each speaker will provide examples of the challenges and/or opportunities they've experienced in advancing peace through the development, use, and dissemination of creative works.


Wednesday, October 21:

Noon-1pm (EDT): Finding Open and Affordable Course Materials

Presented by Denise Dimsdale and Christopher Moffat

This is an online event. Event URL:

We’ll take a look at library subscribed ebooks, Faculty Select, and other tools for locating course content that is free or affordable for your students.


12:30-1:30pm (EDT): Author Rights and Negotiating Author Agreements

Presented by:  Brianna Schofield, Executive Director, Authors Alliance Rachel Brooke, Staff Attorney, Authors Alliance  

Join us for a lively discussion about authors rights and negotiating author agreements with Brianna Schofield and Rachel Brook from the Authors Alliance!  

Register in advance for this meeting:  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Thursday, October 22: 15:00-16:00 (UTC) Creative Commons Global Summit Keynote: Democracy for Sale

Presented by Peter Geoghegan, Alek Tarkowski and Catherine Stihler

Peter's groundbreaking book Democracy for Sale, released August 2020, touches on some of our greatest concerns as an open movement. Peter will talk about his book with Alek Tarkowski, Creative Commons' Board member and community activist; and Catherine Stihler, Creative Commons' CEO, to link democracy to the fight for the commons.


Friday: October 23:

10am-11am (EDT): Affordable Learning Georgia Featured Speaker Series

Français Interactif Devoirs: (View this book at:

by Lisa Connell, Claire Ezekiel, University of West Georgia

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 478-219-4222
Conference ID: 653 494 837#

12:00pm-11:05pm (EDT): Film Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Kick back, relax, and learn about the need for Open Access in research and science through this informative documentary. - Blackboard Collaborate 

Non-KSU registration link 


1:30pm-3:00pm(EDT): Citizen DJ: A Future of Sampling

Speakers: Brian Foo, Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Shodekeh, Peabody Breath Artist  

Join Brian Foo and Shodekeh for our Citizen DJ workshop. Learn a short history of sampling and get an introduction to the Citizen DJ sampling app! 

Register in advance for this workshop. Registration is free, but space is limited: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.