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Open Access: Unlocking Scholarship

Date: October 12, 2010

Contact: Dan Lee


During Open Access Week, Oct. 18 - 24, academic institutions around the globe explore Open Access — the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship so news, ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone. The Open Access movement seeks to address the untenable situation that scholars, students and society face as the skyrocketing cost of journal subscriptions jeopardizes access to scholarly works.

The Open Access movement supports removing price and permission barriers so that scholarly works can have greater impact because they will be easier to find, reach a greater audience and accelerate the pace of research. Open Access embraces new forms of scholarship that a networked electronic environment are making possible, including peer-reviewed e-journals, e-books, virtual communities of scholars, thematic research collections, and peer-reviewed encyclopedias.

For more information on the Students Right to Research, please visit the Open Students site http://www.righttoresearch.org

Contact Dan Lee at leed@u.library.arizona.edu to find out how you can incorporate the open access model into your teaching, research and scholarship.

For more information, please visit http://www.openaccessweek.org/