Open Access Week is an opportunity for the Loyola community to talk about what is happening in the world of scholarship and research and how publication norms are affected by open access. “Open Access” is defined as “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed.” Open access is transformative in its influence, not just for those of us working in academia, but also for any profession that works with information and disseminates it through publication. Medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole, all are regularly affected by the life cycle of scholarly research. The academic library is a natural place for students and faculty to discuss open access, share concerns, and identify best practices.

Join the University Libraries the week of October 21 for a number of events and please bring your experiences and questions.

To view the Open Access Week schedule, click here.