Celebrating Open Access Week 2013

Open Access Week is an international celebration to raise awareness about open access. Libraries, non-profit organizations, and other institutions promote the benefits of open access by hosting a variety of events over this week (October 21st through the 27th).

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”

Learn more about OA by reading is this handout: A very brief introduction to Open Access.

In the library, we celebrate OA Week by giving away prizes, writing blog posts, and having a table with a variety of handouts and giveaways in the Graff Library building.

If you attended our Back to School event yesterday and entered into our gift basket raffle, you might have won the Celebrating Open Access Week 2013 basket that had shirts, pens, pins, and brochures.

Stop by the library to pick up a pin, pen, or both, so you can show your support of OA. When you stop by and fill out an entry form, you will be entered into a raffle for a shirt. And, you will also receive some OA talking points to discuss with people who ask you about your shirt. You can also enter into this raffle online by asking a question related to OA and/or sharing one thing you know about OA. Just use the comments feature below.

More OA blog posts will be published tomorrow and Friday, so check back to see what other things you might learn. Stay tuned!

Want to chat about open access or learn about it? Connect with me, Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian (x60520 or alynch@coh.org).

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