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Open Access Week 2018

Mon, October 22, 2018 9:00 AM to Fri, October 26, 2018 3:00 PM

What is Open Access?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge.

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review.

OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers. Business models for paying the bills depend on how OA is delivered.

Learn more about Open Access this week by attending any of our Open Access Week events or stopping by our table outside of the Lantern on Tuesday, Oct. 23 between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

View or download the flyer here.

October 22

Screening of Paywall The Movie

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

KL 397

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The UC Open Access Policies Workshop

2 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.

KL 360

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October 23

eScholarship and Open Access Publishing Workshop

1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

KL 360

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ORCID IDs Workshop

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

KL 360

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October 24

Creative Commons Workshop

12 p.m. -12:50 p.m.

KL 360

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October 25

The UC Open Access Policies Workshop

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

KL 360

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October 26

Movie Night - The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

KL 397

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