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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International Open Access Week 2016
Open Access in Action
October 24-30 - Digital displays at the north entrance foyer and by the services desk
See examples of open access research and scholarship in Scholarship@Claremont in action
Check out the visualizations of readership data for Claremont scholarship
October 25 - Staff blog
Learn about the Faculty/Grad Student Workshop for online identity management
Managing Your Scholarly Identity: Reputation and Impact
Learn about the Affordable Course Materials and OER Student Survey
October 26 - 10-11 am @ Keck Learning Room
Library Staff Open Access Professional Development Workshop
What problems can it solve for faculty and the colleges?
What concerns come up and how do we answer?
What does it do for the library and for your work?
What are the tools and resources to support teaching, learning, and research?
October 27 - 2-4 pm @ mediascape #8 and SC&P offices
Claremont Colleges Library Scholarly Communication and Publishing Open House
Meet some of the students who are hard at work providing access to faculty scholarship
Learn the process and hear how authors benefit so that you can share with your faculty
Discover types of content in Scholarship@Claremont and all of the ways that reach and impact can be communicated