Northwestern is joining a global community of authors, researchers, publishers and libraries to celebrate the 4th international Open Access Week, October 18 - 24, 2010. Open access is free, unrestricted online access to the results of scholarly research.
To whet your appetite for the October 18th video and the events of Open Access Week 2010, Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego and Founding Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology has shared a brief video message about Open Access Week and the value of open access:
The Association of Research Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Open Access 101 video explains why open access to research is important:
Here's what else will be happening at Northwestern during Open Access week: