P11. Symposium on Open Access: Perspectives in Biomedical and Health Sciences
To celebrate the International Open Access Week with the theme of “Open for Collaboration”, Rutgers University Libraries’ Health Sciences Libraries and the Office of Research and Economic Development took this opportunity to hold an Open Access Symposium in October 2015 to promote a newly implemented University’s Open Access Policy. This poster will address how the OA Symposium Planning Group worked together to organize and publicize the symposium, what we learned from the event, and how we will apply the experience and lessons learned to planning future events and services. The symposium consists of two similar events held on two different campuses on successive days for the ease of health sciences faculty’s travel. Each symposium features a keynote speaker and a panel to address research visibility, impact, value and collaboration. This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.