Open Access Week

Open Access Week is a global event now entering its sixth year. It’s an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

There are all kinds of sources to learn about Open Access. A timely one is a very useful webliography by Diane Dawson in this month’s College & Research Libraries News (C&RL-ACRL) that is, in itself, a useful tool for faculty authors. Dawson, Diane. 2013. Making your publications open access: Resources to assist researchers. College & Research Libraries News, 74(9), 473-476.

Along with links to Peter Suber’s (open access, downloadable) book for an overview, there are links to the Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies; SHERPA/JULIET (detailing funders’ requirements); several links related to Creative Commons licensing, author addendums and copyright information. And much, much more…

As noted below, the UC San Diego Library is hosting a panel discussion for graduate students called “Demystifying Open Access” on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, which will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Seuss Room at Geisel Library.

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