The Graff Library is celebrating Open Access Week 2010, October 18th through 24th. We are participating in this international celebration and joining hundreds of institutions and libraries to raise awareness about the benefits of open access to research.
What Is Open Access?
“OA literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.”1
Celebrate Open Access Week 2010 by learning more about open access.
- Read or subscribe to the library’s blog, Highlights from Graff Library. Each day this week there will be a new post on an open access topic and/or resource, such as videos by researchers and students discussing why open access matters, as well as recent research on the topic.
- Chat with us about open access. Members of the Graff Library team will be wearing T-shirts and/or buttons all week. When you see us, ask “Why does open access matter to you?”
- Stop by the Graff Library on Tuesday from noon to 1pm, Wednesday from 10-11am, and Friday from 2-3:30pm to learn about open access, what it means for you, and what OA journals and OA options are available to the City of Hope community. On Friday, there will be OA cake! Oh…and there will be give-aways!
Contact Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520; firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information and/or with your questions about open access.
1. The excerpt has been taken from: Suber, Peter. (2008). “A very brief introduction to open access.” Retrieved October 16, 2009, from Open Access Week Web site: http://www.openaccessweek.org/wp-content/uploads/a-very-brief-intro.pdf