This guide provides an overview of the activities happening this year during Open Access Week, as well as resources that you can use to find out more about open access.
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014
The theme for International Open Access Week 2014 is "Generation Open" highlighting the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends. The theme will also explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.
Scheduled activities include:
Monday, Oct 20, 2014:
Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open [Webinar] Where: Willamette East Classroom, 3rd floor Valley Library, 12:00-1:00pm
The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of OA to students and early career researchers and explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014:
Organizing your Photos: Make Them Public or NOT
Where: Autzen Classroom, 2nd floor Valley Library, 2:00-3:00pm
Your photos are all over the internet: Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, your blog, your friend’s blog… Learn how to manage your photos while understanding your rights.
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014:
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Where: Milam Auditorium, 6:30-8:30pm
Programmer, activist, and Open Access proponent Aaron Swartz committed suicide after two years of prosecution for downloading large numbers of academic articles from MIT. This documentary follows Aaron’s life from computer prodigy to Internet activist.
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014:
Mythbusters! Learn the truth about OSU’s Open Access policy. Where: Lobby, 2nd floor Valley Library, 12:00-2:00pm
Have you heard people say,"I don’t want to have to publish in an Open Access journal. And I want my article peer-reviewed. And who’s going to protect my copyright?" Join library staff in debunking common myths about OSU's Open Access policy.
Share your OA Haku with us and we'll tweet them during Open Access week.
"Open Access Week, a global event now entering its seventh year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research."
For more information and to learn more about Open Access visit:
Each year in celebration of International Open Access Week, OSU Libraries honors a new class of inductees into its “Open Access Hall of Fame.” These awards have been established to acknowledge those who have worked to make OSU scholarship freely available online, whether by depositing their own work to ScholarsArchive@OSU, advancing Open Access of departmental publications, or advocating policies supporting the principles of Open Access. Our awardees have been leaders in starting an important conversation about how scholars make their research available.