Did You Celebrate Open Access Week?

October 19-23 is Open Access Week, designed “to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access”.  Their website is filled with blogs about innovative and interesting Open Access Programs from around the world.  Here are a few example:

Yale ISP Celebrates Open Access Week with New Research

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA OPEN ACCESS MANDATE — The Story of How They Engaged the Campus Community South Africa

Hear JISC Interviews and Perspectives on Why and How They Support Open Access United Kingdom

Confederation of Open Access Repositories

OA in Humanities? Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)

Today’s OA Week Activities at the University of Zimbabwe Library

Read more about open access week.  “Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. The now-annual event has been expanded from a single day to accommodate widespread global interest in the movement toward open, public access to scholarly research results.”

Valerie Horton

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One response to “Did You Celebrate Open Access Week?

  1. Check out LJ’s article on Open Access Week by Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN — Library Journal, 10/22/2009.

    A Long and Winding Road for Open Access: Are We There Yet? Peer to Peer Review
    http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6703392.html?nid=2673&source=title&rid=600722252