“We believe that knowledge is for the public good, not for private gain. It’s time to act on those beliefs and do more to make scholarship accessible to all from here on out.” Barbara Fister, The Library of Forking Paths
“‘Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.” -IOAW About page
Some OA things to check out:
- Good guy NASA just released over 1,200 patents to tech startups, free of charge.
- Common myths about open access…busted!
- Digital Resources for Musicology
- The latest issue of Perspectives on Medical Education is out now, and it’s OA.
- Sage (publishers of SAGE Open, SAGE Open Medicine and SAGE Open Medical Case Reports) have a collection of blog posts from OA editors and partners to explore their views on the developments of OA over the past year.
Libraries around the world are putting on events to mark the occasion. Find an event near you!