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Open Access Week @ the University of Lethbridge
The University of Lethbridge Library supports the annual Open Access Week. We will celebrate Open Access Week 2018 the week of :
Monday, October 22 to Sunday October 28, 2018.
The theme for 2018 is:
Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge
More information about the 2018 theme is available
What is Open Access?
is a movement that wants to increase information access and innovation.
usually refers to open access publishing, particularly of scholarly communication in academia.
may be an answer to the serials / scholarly communication crisis, which refers to the system where information is locked up in subscription journals and databases whose prices keep rising (as library and university budgets stagnate or decrease) and universities and libraries are forced to pay for the creation of the research as well as to buy it back through subscriptions.
is about the democratization of information and knowledge.
is carried out largely through digital and institutional repositories, where research (including peer-reviewed journals) is posted online for anyone to access, which are indexed by Google and other search engines increasing visibility and impact of the research.
Open Access 101, from SPARC