“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. Open Access (OA) has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Atkins Library will help promote the tenets of Open Access by hosting a number of campus-wide events in conjunction with International Open Access Week (October 21–27), followed by an Open Access Symposium (November 4 – 5) for researchers, librarians, students, and publishers.
Now entering its sixth year, Open Access Week 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 Week Events, October 21 - 27
Open Access Symposium, November 4 - 5