Open Access Week: Data and DAIR

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Library Building, 3rd Floor, Nadia N. Mostafa Room, AUC New Cairo
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Mark Muehlhaeusler
Libraries and Learning Technologies
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Open Access Week is a global event to raise awareness on the importance of open access to information and knowledge. It is held during the last full week of October each year; this year, the week runs from October 23 .

Every year, AUC Libraries try to raise awareness of the importance of Open Access for research and teaching, through a variety of activities. In keeping with the theme of the Common Reading Program at AUC, this year’s activities will focus on open access to data.

Throughout the week, there will be a lunchtime talks by key stakeholders on campus to shed light on current data policies and practices at AUC. These talks are free and open to all, but aimed primarily at an audience consisting of faculty and graduate students at AUC.

The kickoff event will focus on future plans for data management at AUC. The Office of Information Management, and its affiliate, the Office of Data Analytics and Institutional Research (DAIR), are in the process of establishing a business intelligence platform based on a comprehensive infrastructure on campus. Iman Megahed, director of DAIR, will give a presentation on what AUC plans to do and how such platforms will transform data analysis, access and utilization on campus.

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