Open Access at Saint Mary's College

A guide for Saint Mary's College faculty and administration on Open Access (OA), including definition of OA, OA publishing options, and ways in which the library can help.

2019 Open Access Week Events

The Spooky State of Scholarly Publishing

John Wenzler's slides: "CSU, Elsevier, and Open Access"

Rice Majors' slides: "UC, Transforming Scholarly Communications, Updates on Cambridge & Elsevier"

A world in which skyrocketing journal subscription fees prevent access to knowledge is truly frightening! Join us on Halloween to learn more about how changes in the publishing world impact higher education, the future of Open Access at the University of California and California State University systems, UC and CSU, and theirUC’s strategiesy to move toward transformative Open Access agreements with publishers including Elsevier. Refreshments provided.


John Wenzler, Dean of Libraries, California State University, East Bay

Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, UC Davis

Time and Date: Thursday, October 31, 2-3 PM

Location: EdTech Center in the Library

Co-Sponsors: Library, EdTech, & Faculty Development/CTLS




Zombie Research: Revive Your Research Assignment with Wikipedia (CANCELED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE)

Banning Wikipedia from your classroom? Think again! Hear how SMC faculty and teachers around the world get students engaged in their research projects by assigning them to contribute to Wikipedia. Learn how to host an edit-a-thon or structure a Wikipedia editing assignment. Discover how using Wikipedia as an open educational resource promotes social justice, surfaces scholarship, and connects communities of knowledge around the globe. Refreshments provided.


Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research, author of Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018)

Meghan Sweeney, Associate Professor of English, Saint Mary’s College of California

Sarah Vital, Business Librarian and Business Communication Instructor, Saint Mary’s College of California

Time and Date: Tuesday, October 29, 10-11 AM

Location: EdTech Center in the Library

Co-Sponsors: Library, EdTech, & Faculty Development/CTLS


Open Access Week 2019? Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge

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