Open Access Week @ Berkeley

Open Access Week is October 19 through October 23: Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. OA is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers throw their weight behind it.

Here are some of the OA Week events being held at Berkeley:

Mike Eisen, "The Future of Open Access Publishing."

An OA week talk by Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Seminar Room (2101 VLSB).

Arrive early and get a PLoS t-shirt!!

Live Webinar from the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association

Featuring representatives from five different publishers discussing the promise and perils of OA publishing. Participants include: Pierre de Villiers (African Online Scientific Information Systems), Matthew Cockerill (BioMed Central), David Hoole (Nature Publishing Group), Mark Patterson (Public Library of Science, PLoS), Saskia Franken (Utrecht University Library)

Tuesday, October 20, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Location: Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Seminar Room (2101 VLSB)


"Take Control of your Publications with eScholarship," presentations
by Catherine Mitchell, Director, CDL Publishing Group

Monday, October 19, 12:30 pm -1:50 pm in 140 Boalt Hall and 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building