[cla-oa] Open Access Week (Oct. 19-23)

  • From: "Goddard, Lisa" <lgoddard@xxxxxx>
  • To: <cla-oa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:50:20 -0230

Hi Everyone, 


Just a reminder that next week is Open Access Week (Oct. 19-23, 2009).
This is a great opportunity to engage your campus or community in
conversation about open access journals and repositories, to heighten
awareness of changing scholarly communications models, and to showcase
your library's initiatives in this direction. 


Every bit of consciousness raising helps. If you don't have time to plan
a major event, then you could create a brief webpage that highlights a
few important facts (i.e. http://www.library.mun.ca/openaccess_2009.php
- under creative commons licensing, so feel free to re-purpose), write a
short article for a campus news publication, or distribute print
brochures (i.e. CARL's brochure on the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum


The following websites offer free resources that you can use to promote
Open Access:


SPARC Scholarly Communication Toolkit:

OA Week Website:


Check the Open Access Directory wiki to see what other people in North
America and around the world have planned for OA week. Be sure to add
links to your own events and resources.




Have a great week. 


Lisa Goddard & Leah Vanderjagt

Co-Chairs, CLA Open Access Interest Group




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