Open Access Week At Harvard, October 22 - 28, 2012: Celebrating Open Access Worldwide

Staff Writer | Harvard | October 16, 2012

Today marks the beginning of Open Access Week, a six-day celebration and reflection on the global movement to promote “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.” Sponsored by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Open Access Week, now in its sixth year, makes up a week of presentations, seminars, and workshops on topics related to Open Access at universities, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and other institutions across the world.

In celebration of Open Access Week, Harvard community members are hosting a number of events on campus and in the Greater Boston area. Harvard is home to the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP), a project launched in 2011 to foster OA within and beyond Harvard, and to undertake research and policy analysis on OA for the benefit of all. Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), which spearheads campus-wide initiatives to open, share and preserve scholarship, is co-sponsoring events (some alongside the Berkman Center for Internet & Society) in honor of Open Access Week...