Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Open Access Week

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Web to open access to previously hidden knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research outputs with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society.

This week (October 19-23) marks the first international Open Access Week. Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public.

Examples of open access resources:-

  • Research repositories, such as BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online)
  • Open Access journal services, such as DOAJ, Open J-Gate