October 18-24 is Open Access Week!
This international event recognizes and promotes publishing initiatives that make scholarly research accessible online to anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world.
This is accomplished through Open Access (OA) journals, institutional repositories, self-archiving and a lot of hard work by academics, librarians and a variety of others who argue that free, universal access to research is a right, not a pricey privilege.
To learn more about OA and how you can help promote OA initiatives to students, colleagues and the general public, check out the following resources:
- Open Access 101, a great video by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Open Access Information & Resource guide prepared by RDC librarian Robyn Hall
- The Directory of Open Access Journals
- The Right to Research