UCLA Library is kicking off Open Access Week early this year!
October 24-30, 2016 is international Open Access Week. This year’s theme, “Open in Action,” was chosen to “focus on the small steps everyone can take to make openness in research a reality,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “This year’s theme will help showcase these actions, the individuals who are leading by example, and the ways this openness advances science and scholarship.”
UCLA’s interpretation of the theme will take on a “Lights, Camera, Action” approach to showcasing the many ways the Library currently supports open access, education, research, and service.
The celebrations kick off early, on October 18th with a webcast by Peter Suber discussing the State of Open Access. This event begins at 10AM in the YRL West Classroom and is open to all audiences. For additional details, follow the link below.
Two faculty events round out UCLA Library's OA Week celebrations. Faculty will enjoy a backstage look at library collections, services, and spaces, guided by their personal librarians. Both events will include information about open access-related topics, such as the UC OA Policy, Public Access Policies, academic and open access publishing, the Affordable Course Materials Initiative, teaching and learning services, in addition to information about other library services. The N. Campus YRL event will also feature a look inside Special Collections. All faculty are welcome to attend either or both events and may express their interest by RSVPing online through the links below.
October 18th, 4:00-5:00 PM at the Science and Engineering Library
Hosted by the Biomedical and Science and Engineering Librarians
October 26th, 3:00-5:00 PM at YRL Main Floor Lobby
Hosted by the Arts, East Asian, Library Special Collections and YRL Librarians
Join us in supporting Open Access.