International Open Access Week 2014 was celebrated October 20-26 at Emory with a slate of events, exhibits, and this video featuring campus researchers speaking about what Open Access to the intellectual output of our global research community means to them:
What is Open Access? An introduction to Open Access, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources was the focus of the exhibits in Woodruff Main Library and the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, “Open Access: A New Norm in Scholarship & Research.” In further efforts to raise awareness around campus, librarians and informationists spoke to over 50 people who stopped by our information table in the Rollins Cafe about issues and trends surrounding all things Open.
The Open TED Talk Mini-Film Festival rounded out the week with a curated selection of TED talks and other compelling presentations. Beginning with a poignant introduction to Open Access, followed by a call to embrace the ethos of remixing everything, and continuing on to cover the importance of openness in scholarly publishing and scientific research, then rounding out with open education in the age of online learning.
For additional local perspective on the significance of Open Access in publishing, see an interview with Southern Spaces managing editor, Jesse Karlsberg.
Want to get involved? ECDS’s very own Sarah Melton has been a part of the development team for the Open Access Button, which is now live and ready to help you get access to the research you need to do yours!