Open Access @ UNT is an initiative that provides information about the open access movement and engages researchers at UNT by providing information about UNT's adoption of an institutional open access policy.
As you may have heard, we are in the process of confirming a late-breaking remote speaker for the program for the Open Access Symposium 2016: Alexandra Elbakyan, the founder of Sci-Hub who has been compared to Edward Snowden and Aaron Swartz. Once this is confirmed, we will adjust the schedule to accommodate.
The three conference hotels had filled up for the night of Thursday, May 19. We've just asked two of the hotels to add rooms at the discounted rate. It's not too late to line up your accommodation: see travel and accommodations!
Nicole Allen, director of open education for SPARC and a speaker at UNT's Open Access Symposium 2016, is one of two recipients of the Leadership Award for Open Education Excellence awarded by the Open Education Consortium.
For the Open Access Symposium 2016 (there's still time to register!), we've added to the program an optional lunchtime discussion of strategies for facilitating a welcoming atmosphere in the open-access community, co-facilitated by Chealsye Bowley and Brett Currier. We hope there will be time to hear a summary of the discussion during the open forum at the end of the symposium. Please consider taking part in this discussion and ensuring that this and future symposia provide room for all voices to be heard.