Open Access Week 2012
An Open Access Week kickoff webcast from SPARC and the World Bank. Public viewing will be hosted at the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation, Northwestern University Library, 2 East, room 2699A.
Claire Stewart, Head of Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication Services, and Josh Honn, Digital Scholarship Library Fellow, present a brief introduction to open access and update on recent developments. Event will be held at Northwestern University Library, Forum Room.
Copyright and the Academy in Transition: Control, Access, Sharing, and Education
Open Access Overview
An introduction, by Peter Suber, to open access for those who are new to the concept.
Directory of Open Access Journals
A directory of thousands of open access scientific and scholarly journals.
Right to Research Coalition
A coalition promoting for policies at the campus and national level that promote open access.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
Public Library of Science
An open access publisher accelerating progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
NIH Public Access Policy
Ensuring that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research.
Open Humanities Press
An open access publisher of humanities monographs.
A directory of scholarly publisher copyright and self-archiving policies.
Develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity and sharing.
For Open Access Week 2012, the Center for Scholarly Communication distributed postcards, posters, and handouts across campus which contained several quotes on the theme of open access. Below are these quotes and their citations. You can also download these materials below.
"There's no question, open access truly expands shared knowledge across scientific fields—it is the best path for accelerating multi-disciplinary breakthroughs in research." — An open letter to the U.S. Congress signed by 25 Nobel Prize winners
"Our new open access policy is the natural evolution for a World Bank that is opening up more and more." — Robert B. Zoellick, World Bank Group President
"The future of scholarly publishing lies in open access. Scholars in the future [should make] the products of their research as widely available as possible, to people throughout the world." — Jonathan Culler, Professor of English, Cornell University
For more information on open access, please contact the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation at email@example.com.