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
- Monday, Oct 24- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, City Union
Event: Open Access Week Information BoothLocation: Alcove
- Monday, Oct 24- 6:45 pm, City Union
Event: Open Access Viewing PartyLocation: Heritage RoomLive Webcast Streaming
Heather Joseph serves as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international coalition of over 800 libraries working to enable a more open system of scholarly communication.
Goldis Chami is a medical student at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Right to Research Coalition Steering
- Tuesday, Oct 25- 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm, City Union
Event: Film Screening & DiscussionLocation: Regency RoomRIP: a Remix Manifesto
Run time: 1:24:26
- Wednesday, Oct 26- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, City Union
Event: Open Access Week Information BoothLocation: AlcoveLearn about OA and how to get more involved
- Wednesday, Oct 26- Noon, Love Library
Event: Faculty and Student Roundtable DiscussionLocation: Library Instructional RoomFaculty and Student discussion on Open Access
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