Open Access Week events

October 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Posted in contests, Open Access | Comments Off on Open Access Week events

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Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone. We propose to Set the Default to Open Access.

In order to generate awareness of these issues and to support the goals of the OA movement, we will be taking part in International Open Access Week. International Open Access week is October 22-28, 2012.

Galvin Library and the IIT Open Access Student Advocacy Group are sponsoring 2 events this year on topics related to the OA movement.

On Monday, October 22 during lunchtime at the MTCC Bridge and at the Circulation Desk in Galvin Library you can play the “Guess the cost” game.

Have you ever pondered how much of your tuition is being spent so you can access scholarly articles, databases, and journals? Or how much you would have to pay if you were not a student? Guess correctly, and you could win up to a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

On Wednesday, October 24 in Room 102 in Engineering 1, 2 of our librarians, Dana Lamparello and John Dorr will be devlivering an Author’s Rights Info Session.

Publishing your work is an important part of being involved in the academic world. Come to our info session to learn about your rights as an author. Refreshments will be provided.

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