Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
“Open Access” to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.
University Libraries Open Access Program, October 23, 2013
10:00am - 12:30pm, Standish Room, Science Library
Student Presentations on Open Access issues. Talk and Q&A by Prof. Adam Gordon, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany. Refreshments provided.
Other Open Access Week Programs that will be live-streamed:
Jo Young, Graham Steel
Friday, 25 October 2013 from 15:00 to 18:00 (BST)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
More live streamed events may be added! You may want to check the Open Access Week Live Stream Events page for more information about updates.
Blog post created by Lorre Smith