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Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual event held during October. The purpose is to share the benefits of providing open, publicly available access to scholarly research results to everyone: researchers, funding agencies, students, librarians, publishers, and others.

Open Access (OA) enables unrestricted sharing of research results online with everyone, everywhere, to better the cause of science and society.

Understanding Open Access is essential for today's researcher. The U.S. National Institutes of Health's Public Access Policy requires funded research output be placed in openly accessible sites.

The University passed an Open Access publishing policy for faculty scholarly articles on December 4, 2018.

Watch this embedded video describing the benefits of Open Access, or read more about how you can support Open Access as a researcher or publisher.

The Libraries' Open Access Week events are listed on the Events and Workshops page.

Need more information? Contact the Libraries' Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications: Elizabeth Brown, (607) 777-4882.


Open Access 101, from SPARC from Karen Rustad on Vimeo.



Last Updated: 10/8/19