Friday, October 05, 2012

Set the Default to Open Access

The tagline for this sixth year of International Open Access Week is "Set the default to open access."

The goal of International Open Access Week is to promote Open Access as an alternative norm to research and scholarly publishing and distribution.

Open Access advocates for free, online, immediate, and unobstructed access to research and scholarly works.

Armacost Library is taking part in promoting Open Access in 2012 by speaking to University of Redlands faculty members during the October 25 Faculty Forum. Armacost Library Director Gabriela Sonntag and Outreach/Behavioral Sciences Librarian Melissa Cardenas-Dow will hold a presentation entitled Making Student Excellence Visible. The presentation proposes the use of a digital repository to provide Internet access to the research, scholarship, and intellectual work done at University of Redlands.

Open Access Week is part of the Armacost Library Intellectual Freedom (ALIF) celebration. International Open Access Week 2012 is slated for October 22-28.

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