UNT Open Access Symposium 2023 #UNTOA23


The 2023 Open Access Symposium, "Navigating the New Open," will be a collaborative event between the University of North Texas Libraries and the Texas State University Libraries.

It will take place via Zoom on April 14, 2023, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please save the date!

This year's Symposium will focus on recent federal initiatives supporting Open Science and public access to federally-funded research, including those outlined in the 2022 Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo, Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.  We will also discuss recent legislation in the state of Texas promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) and course markings for public universities. 

The afternoon session will include a panel of faculty who have created or used OER or open textbooks in their courses and an open pedagogy workshop organized by the TXST Libraries.

More details on the program and speakers will be shared on this page, so please check back soon.

If you have questions, please contact: scholarlycommunication@unt.edu 


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Please register by Monday, April 10, 2023.


Program Schedule:

Morning - Start at 9 AM 

9 a.m.-9:15: Opening remarks (John Edward Martin, UNT Libraries, and Isabelle Antes, TXST Libraries)

9:15-10 a.m.: Nick Shockey and Katie Steen-James (SPARC), OSTP memo and implications 

10-10:15 a.m.: Break (free discussion)

10:15-11:30: Dee Ann Ivie (UTSA), Jessica McClean (UTA). Session on Texas SB 810 (OER course markings) and HB 1027 (disclosure of course material information) and their implications for Texas institutions.

11:30-12:30: Mid Day Break  (lunch or free discussion). Slide show: Sharing of local resources, links, further opportunities.

Afternoon- Start at 12:30 p.m.

12:30-1:30: UNT Faculty panel on the creation & use of OER/open textbooks

1:30-1:45: Break (free discussion)

1:45-3:00: Open pedagogy & OER workshop (Tricia Boucher & Isabelle Antes, TXST Libraries) 

3-3:15: Break (free discussion)

3:15-3:45: Breakout rooms: How can we meet some of the needs created by these new guidelines, laws, and practices?

3:45-4:00: Closing Remarks 


Friday, April 14, 2023