Happy International Open Access week!

International Open Access Week (Oct 24-30) is a time to coordinate across communities to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors. While OA is a newer form of scholarly publishing, many OA journals comply with well-established peer-review processes and maintain high publishing standards. To learn more about Open Access—as well as where to find Open Access articles—check out the Shoreline CC Library’s new Open Access and Open Data guide:https://library.shoreline.edu/openaccess

This year’s theme is “Open for Climate Justice” which speaks to the central role that open knowledge sharing and OA policies play in addressing our world’s most urgent problems. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and service to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them (“International Open Access Week”.)

Here are a few Open Access Week events happening online:

• The University of Oregon Libraries’ “Open for Climate Justice: A Panel with the Just Futures Institute,” Thursday, Oct. 27, 1-2pm (PST), via Zoom. Join the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice and UO Libraries to learn about the design, theory, and creation of multimedia public scholarship projects. Representatives from the AfroIndigenous Healers, Stories of Fire: A Climate Justice Atlas, and the Atlas of Essential Work projects will discuss how their work is embedded within the concept of climate justice and reaching local, regional, national, and international communities. Register here: https://uoregon.libcal.com/calendar/dreamlab/jfi-open-access.

• Knowledge Futures OA Week 2022 Events: https://notes.knowledgefutures.org/pub/oaweek-2022/release/3




International Open Access week event information. Open for Climate Justice

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