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Open Access Week 2012

Posted on October 22, 2012

Open Access Week is this week, October 22-28. The global event to promote free, immediate, online access "as the new norm in scholarship and research" is now entering its sixth year. What is Open Access (OA)? What are its benefits to the worldwide academic and research community?


Learn more...

  • A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access from Peter Suber.
  • See what's happening this week on the OA website or follow the discussion on twitter.
  • Read the Public Library of Science's (PLoS) latest guide: How Open Is It?.
  • Look at the OASIS website which aims to provide an authoritative 'sourcebook' on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.
  • Find the latest information from SPARCĀ®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
  • Wheaton supports the OA movement by participating in PLoS (Public Library of Science), BioMed Central, PubMed, and linking to thousands of open access journals - you can browse some collections here - look for the unlock symbol.

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