Open Access Week 2011

Open Access Week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of open access structures and encourages students and faculty alike to use open access for their own research.

Research journals are the source for cutting-edge knowledge in every academic field, yet students, researchers, professors, doctors, entrepreneurs, and others are denied access to important information every day because they or their institution can't afford it.

Journals often cost $5,000, $10,000, or even $20,000 per subscription, per year - and prices continue to outpace inflation year in and year out.

As a result, scholarship is hindered, science is slowed, and vital information is denied from reaching people working in vital fields.

This foundational research is largely funded by the public through taxes and tuition, and the results are then purchased by the same people at exorbitant rates.

It doesn't have to be this way. Open Access provides high quality research without the barriers. Students, professional scholars, doctors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the general public can access open source research material at no additional cost, greatly speeding up the application and growth of knowledge.

Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, Oct 23- 1:00 PM - 2:00 pm, Love Library
    Event: Workshop: How Our Open-Access Repository Drives Traffic to UNL Scholarship...Including (Potentially) Yours. Moderated by Paul Royster.
    Location: Lirbary Instruction Room
Sponsored by UNL Libraries, UNL Graduate Student Association, and ASUN.

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