Open Access Week
Monday, Oct 24, 2011 to Sunday, Oct 30, 2011: Open Access Week 2011The open access movement will be celebrating its annual week of awareness from October 24, 2011 - October 30, 2011. The University of Redlands Armacost Library is participating for the third time!
OA and Global Information Access
We must question whether the current publishing model is sustainable, equitable, or even ethical to maintain. Access to scholarly information is often inhibited by its high costs. Such costs limit the visibility, usage, and exchange of information so vital to scholarly thought. Costs can also prevent knowledgeable researchers from less affluent institutions a means by which they may consistently participate and contribute to the research of their professions.
Open Access (OA) Resources
Find more about here and through the Web sites of the organizers:
• SPARC -- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
• PLOS -- The
• OASIS –- Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
• OAD -- Open Access Directory
• JISC –- Joint Information Systems Committee
OA News and Information
Check out some of the commitments to Open Access from around the world:
Berlin Declaration: http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html.
WSIS Declaration: http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_multi-en-1161|1160.asp.
Bethesda Statement: http://www.earlham.edu/ peters/fos/bethesda.htm.
Budapest Open Access Initiative: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/view.cfm.
Public Library of Science: http://www.plos.org/about/history.html.
Wellcome Trust Statement: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/1/awtvispolpub.html
IFLA Statement: http://www.ifla.org/V/cdoc/open-access04.html.