Welcome and hello from SPARC! We are looking forward to another action-packed OA Week on October 22-28th!
It’s been an amazing year for Open Access across the globe so what better way to continue progress than to get inspired for your own OA Week events! Use our many downloadable files available to personalize your own events with posters, stickers, and tons of OA information. It’s also great looking back to the videos posted and how others planned their events last year!
If you are new to the site, please look around. A great place to start learning about OA is with our brief OA Introduction sheet.
We are working on lots of exciting things and will get back to you soon with more information.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me or Donna Okubo.
Open Access Week, a global event just concluding its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access to research and scholarship, to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.