Open Access literature is online, freely accessible, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. This year will see the first Open Access Day “to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access” on October 14. Its founding partners are SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for FreeCulture, and the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Find out more about open access and how to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge at a special, international event sponsored by the Free Speech Movement Educational Series, the UC Berkeley Library and the Berkeley chapter of the Students for FreeCulture:
Tuesday, October 14
6:30pm – 8:30pm
FSM Café, Moffitt Library
Featuring Professors Michael Eisen (UCB), Philip Bourne (UCSD) and student videos. Prof. Eisen is the co-founder of PLoS and Prof. Bourne is Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology. The event features free food and drink. Find out more about open access at Hot Topics: Open Access and Open Access Day.