Monday, October 21, 2013

International Open Access Week

This week is the 6th International Open Access Week, dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of open access to scholarly information. 

What is open access? Open access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.

The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center is an example of a digital repository that provides open access to resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community. It is also unique in the sense that it provides access to rare of fragile items that have broad research value. 

In the spring, the Library plans to hold an event on open-access, predatory journals, and vanity presses. Stay tuned for more info....

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