Academic libraries all over the world are celebrating "Open Access" this week, promoting unfettered access to academic research and publications throughout the world. UC Merced recently joined the Open Access movement along with other UC campuses by participating in a ground-breaking agreement that enables UC-authored articles accepted for publication in most of the 2000+ Springer journals to be published through Springer Open Choice , allowing full and immediate access to all readers. These articles will also be fully accessible through UC’s eScholarship publishing platform. UC authors pay no additional publication fees to support this open access model. In celebration of Open Access Week UC eScholarship launched a new user-friendly website today. To see the new site, go to http://www.escholarship.org.