Libraries Host Events Highlighting Open Access Week
The University of Texas Libraries is promoting the movement for unimpeded accessibility to scholarly research in a series of events marking international Open Access Week 2013.
Open Access Week — now in its 7th year — carries the theme “Open Access: Redefining Impact” and features events worldwide meant to inform the public about the potential benefits of open access.
The Libraries will be hosting a slate of events to raise awareness of issues related to open access —copyright and fair use, data sharing, self-archiving, global scholarly collaboration and even remix culture, among others — that are becoming increasingly significant, especially in relation to the evolution of digital and distance learning at major research universities.
Public policy changes in the past few years have helped to move consideration of open access to the fore. Government agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have recently instituted requirements that broaden access to publicly funded research, and the White House released a memorandum earlier this year that further expanded similar requirements to additional agencies. The Libraries hope to use the dialogue of Open Access Week events to provide some potential solutions for publishing research within the framework of the new guidelines.
Events will take place October 21-25 and are free and open to the public.
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