Libraries around the country are celebrating Open Access Week during October 24-30. The UCSB Library is sponsoring two events in October and November to help bring recognition to this important topic.
Open Access Week Events
- The Fog of Freedom: Liberation and Lock-in in the Age of the Internet: Oct 27
- Animating the Archive: Emerging Forms of Scholarly Publishing: Nov 9
About Open Access
Open Access is "the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need."
Benefits of Open Access include:
- improved visibility and impact of research
- immediate and free access to research
- greater author control
For more information on Open Access, see UC's site on Reshaping Scholarly Communication.