Community Over Commercialization: International Open Access Week 2023
UCSB Library created this month-long display in conjunction with International Open Access Week to showcase UCSB and UC-wide initiatives that support open scholarship.
The theme for International Open Access Week 2023 is "Community over Commercialization." Open Access Week is an opportunity for scholars and librarians to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems.
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.