LIASA became a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities on 6 October 2011. View the signed LIASA commitment.
About Open Access Week
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth 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.
“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. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
Get involved. Participating in Open Access Week can be as simple or involved as you like.
OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.
LIASA celebrated Open Access week for the first time during 24-30 October 2014.
Open Access Week Calendar
|2016||To be announced||24-30 October 2016|
|2015||Open for Collaboration||19-25 October 2015|
|2014||Generation Open||24-20 October 2014|
- Good practices for university open-access policies (Harvard University)
LIASA Endorsement of the Good practices for university open-access policies guide
- Institutional Repository Software Comparison (UNESCO, 2014)
- UNESCO Open Access Curricula for Librarians
- UNESCO Open Access Curricula for Researchers
- Open Access Libguide (Owner: Denise Nicholson)
- Open Access (Owner: Hilton Gibson)
- Open Access Week International
- Practical guidelines for starting an Institutional Repository (IR) (Owner: Hilton Gibson)
- OpenCampus (Owner: Hilton Gibson)
- IR Audit (Owner: Hilton Gibson)