Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual event showing the benefits of creating open, public access to scholarly research results to researchers, funding agencies, students, librarians, publishers and the general public.

Open Access creates unrestricted sharing of research results online with everyone, everywhere, to better the cause of science and society.

Understanding Open Access is essential for today's researcher. The U.S. National Institutes of Health's Public Access Policy requires funded research output be placed in openly accessible sites, and Harvard University recently passed an Open Access publishing policy for faculty research output.

Watch this brief video describing the benefits of Open Access, or visit the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS) or The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Questions? Contact the Libraries' Scholarly Communications Officer: Elizabeth Brown, (607) 777-4882.

Last Updated: 8/19/13