Today: McKeldin 08:00AM - 05:00PM

Open Access Week Events at UMD

Join the University of Maryland Libraries as we celebrate International Open Access Week!


During Open Access Week 2017, 23-27 October, the UMD Libraries is excited to co-sponsor the inaugural SocArXiv O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences Conference. The conference will be held in the Special Events Room (6137) of McKeldin Library 26-27 October. 

Registration information, along with program information, is available on the conference website.


No workshops are scheduled this year, but if you are interested in hosting an Authors Rights or Copyright session for your department or unit, please contact Terry Owen, Digital Scholarship Librarian, at or 301-314-1328.

Author Rights Sessions

If you want to learn more about your basic rights as an author, publisher policies for posting on the web, author options and tools for retaining rights, and additional options such as publishing in open access journals, then plan to attend one of our sessions on Author Rights.

Copyright and Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Do you plan to include third-party materials in your thesis or dissertation?  If so, do you need to request permission from the copyright holder or does it fall under the Fair Use exemption of the Copyright Law?  This session covers best practices and useful strategies to help make that determination, as well as how to protect the copyright of your own research.