International Open Access Week for this year is October 22 to 28, 2012. Open access allows members of the public to freely access scholarly research. The University of Alberta Libraries has created a listing of the events it will be hosting for Open Access Week.
- Monday October 22
- World Bank and SPARC Announce Open Access Week 2012 - Liveblog and Webcast
- Wednesday October 24
- Creating your researcher page in ERA and archiving your poster (ERA (Education and Research Archive) is an open access digital repository which allows members of the University of Alberta community to deposit research material such as articles, book chapters, posters, etc.)
- An Introduction to BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, and Chemistry Central
- Thursday October 25
- Open Access 101 and Introduction to Open Access Publishing
The Open Access Week website has created a PDF of things that we as librarians can do to promote open access. One of the suggestions provided is to encourage the academic community to make use of open access institutional repositories such as ERA.