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Scholarly Communication: OAW at UToledo 2012

What is scholarly communication? This guide serves as an introduction to open access publishing as well as a guide to facilitate scholarly communication and collaboration.

Take our survey! (11-20-12)

Did you attend our mini-conference "UNLOCK YOUR DATA!" (online or in-person?)

if so, please complete this evaluation to give us some feedback on this first-ever event.


Winner Announced!

The Open Access Steering Committee is happy to announce the winner of the 8GB flash drive, which was offered as a token of our appreciation for taking our recent campus-wide survey on open access publishing. 

The winner is:

Jennifer W. Hill, PhD.   Dr. Hill is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research at the College of Medicine.  

Thanks to Jennifer and to all who took our survey!

UToledo News Announcement

Evaluation Results (11-29-12)

Our mini-conference had roughly 20 attendees.  Of the 19 who completed our evaluation afterward, 84 percent identified themselves as faculty, with 13 percent identifying themselves as staff or "other."  Not surprisingly, we had twice as big a turnout from UToledo as from Bowling Green but we did have representation from another Ohio institution and from Michigan as well.

Overall, 94% of the evaluation respondents rated the program good (39%) to excellent (57%) with an overall rating average of 4.59.  Similarly, the program met the expectations of the vast majority of participants with over 66% rating it "excellent" in this regard.

Just a few of the open-ended comments for each session follow below. (please open the attached evaluation file to see the complete results)


"It was interesting to hear from a UToledo faculty member who has taken steps to make his research openly available and how simple the process is."


"Excellent information about the experience at Oberlin"


"Opportunity to hear of teaching and research faculty experiences with aspects of OA"


"I got a clearer vision of the relationship between open access databases and library work, and started to see possible connections."



Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Lucy Duhon
The University of Toledo
Carlson Library
2801 W. Bancroft St. (MS #509)
Toledo, OH 43606 USA
VM: (419) 530-2838
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