Open Access Week is an annual global event 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. This year’s theme is Open In Order To – a prompt for the academic community to consider the benefits of open access, which include increased access to knowledge, facilitating collaboration, raising research impact, and many others.
To celebrate Open Access Week, the Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) and the University of Toronto Libraries welcomed faculty, librarians and graduate students from both institutions on Tuesday, October 24 for a full day of events, including a keynote lecture from internationally-recognized copyright and open access advocate, Dr. Michael Geist. For those who missed the event, you can view the video online, in 3 parts. Open access buttons and cookies are available at the Research Help Desk this week – drop by to learn more about how open access can benefit you.