Open access week in October 2012

Between October 22nd and 28th the 6th  Open access week will be held in.. , well, everywhere. The initiative is organised by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an international alliance of libraries) and is supported by PLoS (Public Library of Science).

This overarching umbrella event includes a number of nationally organised events globally. If you would be interested in holding an event, check out the kick off information video with speakers from various countries who introduce the event and share their experiences on the topic.

Check also out the event webpage for more information. 

We are also pleased to announce that our post summarising recent open access debates was just featured on the LH Martin Institutes Insights blog that regularly covers developments in higher education. Their primary focus is on Australia, but they also cover international developments – many interesting entries to read there!

If you want to read more about open access – check also out Stevan Harnads post from last year here on the Hedda blog.