Library to host Open Access Week 2019

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 12:00
UCR Library
October 2, 2019

The University of California, Riverside Library will host Open Access Week 2019, as part of the global event called International Open Access Week.

In light of recent events, including the Elsevier shutdown in July and theCambridge-UC open access agreement announced last week, the UCR Library remains a committed champion for the open access cause.

The event series will kick off on Monday, Oct. 21, with workshops held each afternoon, Monday through Thursday in the Orbach Library, Room 122. “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge" is the 2019 theme.

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of sharing what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make “open access” a new norm in scholarship, research and data planning and preservation.

The Open Access movement is made of up advocates (librarians, researchers, publishers, etc.) who promote the free, immediate, and online publication of research.

This will be the tenth International Open Access Week program hosted by the UCR Library.

The Open Access Week workshops are free and open to the public, and the library invites all UCR faculty and graduate students to attend. See the full OA Week workshop schedule.