Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Open Access Week

Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010) is an online coordination of activities that highlight the collaboration and collective action that have heightened the momentum behind Open Access. Lots of exciting things are happening.

The following is from the "Welcome" to the Open Access Week site:
“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

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