Open Access Week: Celebrate Free, Immediate, Online Information


Thu, Oct 25, 2012

In and Around the Library

Open accessOpen Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community 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. Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

To support Open Access at WPI, the Gordon Library is actively developing an institutional repository that will gather, provide access to, and preserve the research and scholarship of current, past, and future members of the WPI community.

As DigitalCommons@WPI continues to grow over the coming months and years it will offer a place to showcase – and openly share – the rich and diverse scholarly output of WPI.

Contact Jess Colati, Digital Initiatives Librarian or a research librarian for more details.

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This post was written by:

Evelyn Riley

- who has written 73 posts on Gordon Library.

Prior to retiring, Lynn served as primary library contact for questions, instruction, and information on copyright issues. In addition, Lynne participated in the research education program, providing library resources training sessions and research consultations to courses such as: First year seminars; Writing intensive courses; Undergraduate team projects; and Humanities inquiry seminars.

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