Open Access Week 2017: Oct 23 – 29

Join the UCSF Library as we participate in this year’s International Open Access Week! Open access (OA) is the free, immediate, online access to the published results of scholarly research and the right to use, share and re-use those resultsThis year’s OA Week theme, “Open in order to…” is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. 
 
“Open in order to…” serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits. A few examples of how this question can be answered are:
 
  • Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship
  • Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research
  • Open in order to improve public health
 
Throughout the month of October, the Library is running a campaign on what “Open in order to…” means to YOU! Tell us via this form. We’ll feature responses in OA Week promotions from members of the UCSF community between October 23-31.
 
Don’t miss these other Open Access Week events at UCSF, brought to you by the Library:
 
Publishing and Open Access Office Hours – sign up to meet one-on-one with librarian Anneliese Taylor
Mission Bay: October 12 and November 30
 
Open Access Information Table  – stop by for information, discussion, tshirts and other swag
Tuesday, October 24th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Medical Sciences Lobby, Parnassus Campus
 
Monday, November 27, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Genentech Hall & Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus
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