UNT Open Access Summer Series 2024


The 2024 Open Access Summer Series will feature four open access practitioners and advocates in a series of talks on the third Thursday of each month this summer. This is a collaborative event between the University of North Texas Libraries and the Texas State University Libraries.

All talks will take place via Zoom and will run from 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays:May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 15. Register here to save the dates!

The themes of the talks are:

May: Toward Equity in Global Scholarly Communication: The Role of OA in Reducing Epistemic Injustices

June: Transformative Open Data Practices: Unveiling the Impact of TXST Inaugural Open Datathon

July: Open & Copyright

August: Labyrinth: The Legalities of Publishing Student Work Openly


Our May speakers were Dr. Angel Ford and Dr. Daniel Alemneh. The session recording can be found here.

Our June speaker is Dr. Xuan Zhou. The session recording can be found here

Our July speaker is Yvonne Dooley.

Stay tuned for more speaker information including topics and bios, and find us at TCDL, where we'll be chatting about the 2024 OA Symposium.

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

Special Thanks to all those who helped plan and organize this event:

  • Isabelle Antes, OER Librarian, TXST
  • Tricia Boucher, Open Pedagogy and STEM Librarian, TXST
  • Whitney Johnson-Freeman, Repository Librarian, UNT
  • John Edward Martin, Director of Scholarly Communication, UNT
  • Tiffany Davis Norris, Head of Research Support Services, UNT
  • Kristin Van Diest, Digital Publishing Librarian, TXST
  • Laura Waugh, AUL Digital Scholarship and Research, TXST
  • Xuan Zhou, Data Curation Specialist, TXST

And, of course, to all our guest speakers, presenters, and attendees!



Repeats every 4 weeks every Thursday 4 times.
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Thursday, August 8, 2024