Open Access Week: Open with PurposePosted on: Oct 19, 2020
Monday, October 19th marks the beginning of 2020’s International Open Access Week, a “global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research”. OA Week gives us the opportunity to raise the visibility of academic scholarship and promote research.
This year’s Open Access Week theme, Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion, acknowledges the need to address social inequities.
“We need to examine who these spaces and systems are designed for, who is missing, who is excluded by the business models we use, and whose interests are prioritized. As we work together to rebuild these structures, we need to commit to moving from conversations to concrete commitments and to hold one another accountable for making real progress.” – OAweek.org
As open and accessible becomes the default, increased effort should be made to ensure that new systems for sharing knowledge are inclusive and equitable, serving the diverse needs of the global research community.
CUE Library invites you learn more about a few Open Access tools and resources below:
- Explore the Directory of Open Access Repositories
- Explore the Directory of Open Access Journals
- Learn about Open Access Policy for Agency-Funded Research in Canada
- Register with ORCID & Boost your Research Impact
- Finding an Open Access Publication in Your Discipline
What is Open Access? Open Access is an international movement within the global academic community that seeks to eliminate paywalls, providing free and open access to scholarly works such as journal publications and data sets.