Open Access Week, 2018


Introduction to Open Journals

with Kevin Stranack

  Monday, October 22, 2018
Time:  11:30 - 12:20
Location:  Library Quiet Study Room, New Westminster Campus, room N2100B
Refreshments provided


Are you a journal editor, journal author or do use peer editing assignments in your course? If you answered yes to any of those statements, this event will be of interest!

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is free, open source software used by over 10,000 journals around the world to make their content openly available to everyone, everywhere.

This session will discuss how this "Made in Canada" project developed, the impact it is having globally, and the opportunities for grassroots publishing project proposals at Douglas College.


Kevin Stranack

About the speaker


Kevin is the Head of Digital Publishing at the Simon Fraser University Library and the Associate Director for Community Engagement & Learning at the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where is responsible for the Project’s continuing education, community development, user experience, and communications.



DOOR Open House

with Gretchen Goertz

  Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location:  Library Classroom, Coquitlam Campus, room B1307
Refreshments provided

DOORYou’re invited to the DOuglas College Open Repository (DOOR) Open House.

Are you wondering about DOOR? Drop by to see Gretchen Goertz, our Scholarly Communications Librarian, for your introduction to DOOR.

Gretchen will highlight the Douglas College Faculty Scholar pages as well as the scholarly work collections of both students and faculty. Learn more about the steps involved to have your own work deposited and how you can contribute to the open access movement.





Implementing OPUS

with Karen Meijer Kline

  Friday, October 26, 2018
Time:  3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Location:  Library Quiet Study Room, New Westminster Campus, room N2100B
Refreshments provided


Hear how Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Library implemented OPUS – their Open Publishing Suite.

If you've ever considered:

  • starting or supporting a departmental or student journal
  • publishing course work together with students

and are curious about how you might go about implementing journal publishing services, put this event in your calendar right away!


Karen Meijer Kline

About the speaker


Karen is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She manages the institutional repository (KORA) and supports faculty and students in all kinds of research dissemination, journal publishing, copyright questions, as well as all things Open.

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