October 22-26, 2012 is International Open Access Week.
Open Access is about changing the way scholars share their work with the world. Open Access means making research available on-line to the public to read and use free of charge. Authors participating in Open Access benefit from greater distribution of their work to a more diverse audience. Readers and researchers benefit from having access to the best and most up-to-date information available, including medical research and scientific discoveries. Open Access Week is a campaign to broaden awareness and understanding of how scholarly publishing models are changing and the impact on researchers at all levels.
The University Library is celebrating Open Access Week by distributing information in Dimond Library and the branch libraries throughout the week. Library staff will be available at the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, October 23 to answer questions about Open Access.
For more information about Open Access, please visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.