Open Access Week at McGill

Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00toSunday, October 28, 2018 18:00
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The week of October 22, celebrate 2018 International Open Access Week at McGill! This year's theme is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge” and reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work.

McGill Library will host a range of events, including workshops on copyright and publishing, an exhibit and vernissage on open access, and a screening of the film Paywall

For a full listing of events, please click here.

What is Open Access?

“Open Access” to information – free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results – is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry is being conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Learn more about International Open Access Week here.

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