Open Access Week 2010

Save the date: October 18-24, 2010

A date has now been selected for International Open Access Week 2010. *hooray*

Program details will be available in the coming weeks and months at

Last October, a significant number of academic libraries in North America took part in Open Access Week, promoting OA publishing initiatives through hosting guest speakers and information sessions, showing videos promoting OA, putting up pro-OA posters, and giving away OA t-shirts and pins.

If you’re not familiar with OA and the important value it can bring to librarians, scholars, students and the general public, take a look at the following video, Open Access 101, produced by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and posted by Karen Rustad on Vimeo:

Also check out the Directory of Open Access Journals to view nearly five thousand scholarly OA journals to date in a wide variety of disciplines.

Over the next month, stay tuned for much more on OA here on my blog as well. Lots of stuff is in the works as I prepare for my poster session presentation taking place at noon on Friday, February 26 at the OLA Super Conference.

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