Celebrating Open Access Week Oct. 24-28 (Posted on October 24, 2016)
This week, Oct. 24-28, Arizona State University is celebrating Open Access Week, an international event to raise awareness and advance open access, in an effort to reduce barriers that limit the sharing and repurposing of research data and scientific information.
Open access means providing unrestricted access and re-use to scholarly research, and has the potential to transform the traditional publishing model and how people connect with information. As an open access advocate, ASU is part of an international collection of universities and organizations committed to promoting open access.
The theme of Open Access Week this year is "Open in Action" to encourage individuals and institutions to take concrete steps in putting open access into action. Please use the checklist to learn more about Open Access Week and how you can get involved in helping to put open access into action.
- Open Access Week started early this year at ASU with a viewing of an OpenCon webcast, hosted by ASU Library, featuring Peter Suber, the director of Harvard's Office for Scholarly Communication. An archive of the webcast, discussing the current and future state of open access, is available online.
- To learn about the open access policy in development at ASU, read the ASU Now article.
- Follow @ASULibraries on Twitter all week to learn more about open access and ASU's involvement.
- Join ASU Library for a panel discussion about knowledge mobilization and open access and how they can complement one another to ultimately advance the mission of the New American University. The event is set to take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m., in Hayden Library, room 133. If you are unable to attend the event, you can follow @ASULibraries on Twitter for live tweets.
8 Ways You Can Advance Open Access (Posted on October 28, 2016)
Open Access Week concludes today, but efforts to expand open access (OA) continue. Here are some ways you can stay informed about open access and help advance it:
- Commit to putting Open in Action. Learn how to take concrete steps to open your research and scholarship, such as depositing your work into the ASU Digital Repository.
- Read the Open Data Transition Report. See how the next presidential administration can prioritize open government data.
- Discover your OA Score. Impactstory will tell you how accessible and impactful your work is online.
- Watch the OpenCon webcast. Learn more about the current and future state of open access.
- Read the White House report from the Cancer Moonshot Task Force. The report outlines how open data is supporting national efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
- Explore the new library guide on open access.
- Learn about the open access policy currently being drafted right here at ASU.
- Put your work into the ASU Digital Repository to improve access and discoverability.
Thank you to all who participated in Open Access Week 2016 and helped to make it a success.