October 24-30 is Open Access Week!
Visit our Open Guide to learn about Open Access, Open Culture, Open Education, and Open Source.
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.
The following animated video (3:16) explains open access to research and why it’s important: