The questions and conversations about open access (OA) have been happening for over a decade. Open Access was first codified in the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2002. Open Access now exists as a “mix of fully open access publishers, hybrid publishers who offer some open access titles, and publishers who provide open access articles alongside subscription-only articles in the same journal.” Read the update Open Access Publishing: What it is and how to sustain it by Marcus Banks (September 8, 2015) here.
Open Access is an issue at research universities. From the 2008 Harvard Open Access mandate to the 2013 OSTP Open Access policy and the University of California Open Access policy – open access to scholarly research is evolving. What is the current state of Open Access?
What do you think?
The CUA Libraries have scheduled a series of events in October to bring Open Access questions and conversations to the CUA campus.
Please join us!
Oct. 13 @11 am—How Open Access Benefits Faculty and Research (Pryz, Great Room A)
Oct. 20 @4 pm—Institutional Repositories (Mullen Library, May Gallery)
Oct. 28 @6:30 pm—Scholarly Publishing & the Open Access Ecosystem (Busboys & Poets)
All events are free and open for everyone to attend!