Open Education Week Activities @UI Libraries | Tools, resources & practices that increase access and sharing

 Open Education Week #OEWeek is a week-long event highlight the impact of Open Education, and Open Educational Resources (OER) on teaching and learning.

Open education is the practice of allowing the sharing of learning objects, case studies, materials, and other resources unburdened by cost and copyright.

Liberated: Faculty Perspectives on OER | Monday, March 4, 1-2:30pm, 2032 Main Library

Talk with Nicole Allen from SPARC | Friday, March 8, 1-2pm, E105 Adler Journalism Building

For more information see:

Open Education Resources Program at UI Libraries and grants program

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Free Film Screening | Paywall: The Business of Scholarship | Thursday, October 25, 12pm @Film Scene

In honor of Open Access Week 2018 The University of Iowa Libraries is hosting a free screening of the new documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, focusing on

  • the need for open access to research and science,
  • questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers,
  • examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and
  • looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. Everyone is invited!  image of vending machine

Thursday, October 25
Film Scene, 118 East College Street, Iowa City

See more information about the film at or watch the movie for free online!