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Open Access Week 2010: Welcome

What Is Open Access Week?

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Open access week is a celebration of the principles of open access and an attempt to create awareness about the related scholarly communication issues.

During the week of October 18 - 22 the library hosted events designed to inform the University community about this important issue. Worldwide, this years celebrations were the most successful ever.

Issues of scholarly communication are not restricted to one week out of the year, and neither are the resources on this guide.

Open access is an effort to modernize scholarly communication to take advantage of changes in technology and remove barriers to accessing information. 

In the words of Peter Suber: "OA removes price barriers (subscriptions, licensing fees, pay-per-view fees) and permission barriers (most copyright and licensing restrictions)." 

For more information about Open Access see: Peter Suber's Open Access Overview or visit OASIS. Or click here for addtional resouces.

Open Access 2010

Note: These events have already taken place. However, many of the resources in this guide are still relevant.

If you would like more information about these issues, or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Summary of Local Events:

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Monday, October 18
Open Access Week’s Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, October 19
Choosing Open Access: A Lunchtime Discussion with Faculty 

Wednesday, October 20
Open Access , Intellectual Property, & Copyright: What Faculty Need to Know 

Thursday, October 21
Open, Free & Now! : Students’ Perspectives on Information in the 21st Century 

Friday, October 22
Open Forum on Open Access 

SelectedWorks™ Training Sessions for UT’s Digital Repository and Faculty Showcase, Trace
Hodges Library, Room 211 

October 18     10:00-11:00 am
October 19     2:00-3:00 pm
October 20     10:00-11:00 am
October 21     2:00-3:00 pm