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Open Access Resources: 2011 OA Week Events

Information and resources to better your understanding of the use and creation of Open Access scholarship.

What is Open Access


Open access (OA) in its purest sense is making literature free online without any fees or restrictions due to copyright or licenses.- Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. – Peter Suber, Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College

Open access as being publicly free on the Internet, allowing users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles without legal, financial or technical barriers. - The Budapest Open Access Initiative

Open access contributions include original scientific research results, raw data and metadata, source materials, digital representations of pictorial and graphical materials and scholarly multimedia material
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities


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Continuing Education Opportunites

in the Honnold Library Keck Learning Room

(Part one - August 31st @ 11:30) WHAT IS OPEN ACCESS?

  • Open Access Week plan
  • Examples on at TCC, policy/mandates
  • Examples at other institutions and around the world

(Part two - Sept. 22 @ 11:30) WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Open Access week participation
  • Our new IR and Publishing platform explained
  • Talk to faculty & students about our services
  • Should we have a library policy for OA and deposit

(Part three - Oct. 21st @ 12-2) OA WORKSHOP

  • Courtney from bepress will lead the workshop 
  • Elevator speeches
  • Learn how to present our new services
  • Practice persuasive and compelling conversations with each other in preparation to answer questions and offer services


URL for OA week news

Coloring Contest FAQ:

  • What’s the prize? An iPod Shuffle!
  • What is Open Access?  OA stuff is free, available, published, online content or information. FMI, see other tabs on this guide.
  • How do I enter? Color, add, embellish or decorate the coloring pages.
  • Paper copies can be found in the library’s “living room” (when the contest starts on October 11)
  • Links to the coloring pages can be found here.
  • Submit entries in person. Return pages to Honnold Library Services Desk in person. People who submit entries at the desk will get a stress ball while supplies last.
  • Or submit entries via email.  You can email the decorated pages to
  • All entries must be received by October 20, 2010 11:59 pm.
  • Who can enter?  How often?  All entries are welcome.  It’s open to public.  Multiple entries are accepted in the spirit of open access.
  • Did I win?  The winner will be announced on Oct 21, 2010, 3:30 pm in Honnold Library Founder's Room.  The winner need not be to present to win.
  • What if I have more questions?  Email

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Beth Namei
Research, Teaching, & Learning Services - North Offices
Mudd Library, 3rd Floor