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About Open Access Week

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What is Open Access Week?

Open Access Week, a global event organized by SPARC, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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Open Access 101


Some definitions of Open Access

  • Books and other items freely available for self-service use by library users.
  • A publication model where in neither readers nor a reader's institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. ...
  • free availability of scholarly research literature, without restrictions of price or permissions, on the public Internet. Potentially achievable through researcher self-archiving in a digital repository or publication in an Open Access journal. ...

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