Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge.
Based on the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, it encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society.
Open Access Week, October 19-23, includes several events here at Berkeley:
- Take Control of Your Publications with eScholarship (for UCB Anthropology)
Monday, October 19, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Archaeological Research Facility (2251 College Building)
- The Future of Open Access
Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library Seminar Room (2101 Valley Life Sciences Building)
- Live Webinar from the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) on the promise and perils of OA publishing
Tuesday, October 20, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library Seminar Room
(2101 Valley Life Sciences Building)
- Academic Writing and Publishing 2.0: eJournals, Blogs, Wikis, Tweets
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:00 pm, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
- Article-level Metrics at PLoS: What are they and why should you care?
Monday, November 9, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, 127 Dwinelle Hall
And coming soon:
For more information on open access programs at Berkeley, see:
» Compact for open access publishing equity
» Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII)
» Scholarly Communication website
Adapted from a post that originally appeared in What’s New in the Library.