Celebrate Open Access

Join your colleagues and library professionals in celebrating Open Access Week, October 22nd-28th, 2012

“Open Access” (OA) to information – is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. OA includes the right to use and re-use those results as needed. Open Access has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for medicine, academia, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access Week, a global event, sponsored by entities like BioMed Central and PLOS, is now entering its sixth year. It is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of OA. Forums or panel discussions are planned all over the country to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

At UW-Madison, the School of Library & Information Sciences (SLIS) is sponsoring a panel discussion about Open Access on Monday, October 22nd.
All are welcome. Julie Schneider, Director at Ebling Library, will be talking about US & International Public Access Policies: Libraries and Institutional Compliance.

For more information on Open Access these links may be useful.