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Oct 21 / scholarscooperative

Open Access Week 2013

Open Access Week is a global event now in its 6th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.  “Open Access” is the free, immediate, and online access to scholarly works including the rights to use and re-use those results as needed.


Open Access maximizes research potential by increasing exposure and use of works, facilitating the ability to conduct research, and enhancing the overall advancement of scholarship.  When a work is made open access, there is a proven citation advantage.


Open Access is quickly becoming the norm. Institutions such as the NIH, Harvard, and MIT have already instituted open access policies. We expect more funding agencies to require funders to make their research open access in the near future.  The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is in the process of implementing an open access policy for publicly funded research.


The WSU Library System is committed to advocating for Open Access and assisting our campus through informational and educational initiatives, as well as via our open access institutional repository, DigitalCommons@WayneState.


We have planned the following events and invite everyone to attend to learn more about open access:


Monday, October 21

  • Introduction to the Scholars Cooperative @ 11:00am in the Purdy-Kresge Library Simons Room
  • Open Access: Redefining Impact Webinar @ 3:00pm in the Purdy-Kresge Library Simons Room

Tuesday, October 22

  • Guest Speaker: Sarah Beaubien from GVSU “Open Education Resources: Decreasing Costs and Increasing Freedom” @ 2:30pm in the Undergraduate Library Community Room

Wednesday, October 23

  • 5 Tips for Getting Started with Open Access Publishing @ 11:30am in the Purdy-Kresge Library Simons Room

Thursday, October 24

  • DIY DigitalCommons@WayneState Workshop @ 1:00pm in the Undergraduate Library Lab A

For more detailed information about our programs, please see:

Play “Which Costs More?“, our fun quiz highlighting the high cost of journal subscriptions and the importance of Open Access.