The UNM Open Source/Open Access Day highlights the innovative ways open source and open access is currently being implemented on campus in aiding student learning and scholarly communications.
Open Source/Open Access Day April 6th 2011, Zimmerman Library 9AM-4:30PM
The first Open Source/Open Access day was held at the Zimmerman Library in Spring of 2011 and included demonstrations of innovative implementations of open source software in the classroom, discussions of open source tools, open data access, open licensing and fair use on campus, workshops on how to use open source equivalents of commercial software, and other creative, non-traditional presentations.
The day began with a special presentation and discussion of the role of open source and open access in the University by UNM IT CIO Gil Gonzales. Demos and presentations were featured throughout the day including image manipulation, web development and more. Participants were able to take home various resources for learning open source tools. The day also featured a screening of student films created using open access resources. Students, faculty and staff were invited to drop in on specific presentations and workshops or stay for the whole day.