Panel Discussion: Open Access Research

Join the University of Vermont Libraries in celebrating Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) on October 26th with a panel discussion in the Davis Center’s Jost Foundation Room at noon. Light refreshments will be served.

A growing movement is using tools such as open access journals and repositories to transform scholarly communications on a global scale. Open access refers to literature and published research results that are made available online without access restrictions or fees and with minimal restrictions on use.

Featured speaker Dr. Meredith Niles, an assistant professor in UVM’s Food Systems Program, presents “Creating an open access impact within and beyond the university.” In this talk Niles will discuss what open access is and how you can make your work more open, as well as dispel some of the myths that exist about open access. Dr. Niles will also reveal how open access has helped her in her career and ways that open access has advanced scientific research and public benefit globally.

Library associate professors Laurie Kutner and Donna O’Malley will share useful information about open access resources available to the University of Vermont community, including ScholarWorks @ UVM, an institutional repository and open access publishing tool that is sponsored by the UVM Libraries.

If you’re interested in Scholar Works @ UVM (, or in learning more about open access efforts at UVM, contact Donna O’Malley at [email protected] or 802-656-4415