The Open Access movement has been building steam for over a decade, and the UCLA Library is a staunch supporter, presenting relevant programs and initiatives at UCLA and contributing to wider efforts across the University of California. At the national level, our librarians strive to expand Open Access through legislative advocacy and participation in professional societies.
- We celebrate Open Access Week every October with a variety of sessions on OA topics.
- We are proud to be one of the first three campuses to deploy the UC Open Access Policy.
- There are more Open Access journals from UCLA in eScholarship than any other campus.
- We are excited by the enthusiasm generated by our Affordable Course Materials Initiative, which strives to find lower-cost alternatives to expensive textbooks, such as Open Educational Resources.
For more information, including links to excellent resources at other institutions and professional societies, be sure to explore our Open Access guide.
For a broad overview of Open Access issues, watch this colloquium offered by the library and the UCLA Department of Information Studies.