Library to participate in International Open Access Week

October 22-28 marks the 10th annual International Open Access Week – a global event dedicated to learning about the benefits of Open Access and to advocating for openness to become the norm when sharing research.

Open Access to scholarly research means free, immediate, online access to research results, paired with the right to use and re-use those results as needed. Because research shared openly does not require a subscription or user payment to access, it has the potential to drive societal advancement. After all, Open Access expands the number of potential contributors to research and increases the rate at which research findings are built upon. What’s more? Researchers who share their work openly increase the exposure and use of their research.

Anyone interested in learning more about Open Access can contact the library at any time, stop by their pop-up table in the Education Centre on Tuesday, October 22, or visit their website.

Faculty curious about the many avenues for sharing research Open Access--and the benefits that come from doing so--are invited to the free workshop, “Let’s Talk About … Open Access,” happening Tuesday, October 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the library (Room L217). Attendees are asked to bring their lunch and their questions. Register at or contact More workshops coming soon!