Open Access Week 2014

Open access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. It has direct and widespread implications for academia and society as a whole.

Open Access Week, October 20-26, is a global event now entering its eighth year, an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of open access and to inspire wider participation in helping to make open access the new norm in scholarship and research. This year’s theme for Open Access Week is Generation Open, a recognition of the changing and evolving nature of the academy as new researchers enter its ranks.

See below for how to get involved at FSU!

Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter – #GenOpenFSU


Part of a registered student organization? Invite representatives of the Libraries to come talk about open access with your group, and consider signing the Student Statement on the Right to Research. The Student Government Association, Congress of Graduate Students, and the American Library Association FSU Student Chapter led the way by endorsing the Statement last year. The Statement can be signed by individuals as well as organizations.


New Faculty: Welcome to FSU! Did you know that the Libraries has personnel and services to help you achieve the broadest possible exposure and impact of your work? Participate in the 2014 DigiNole Upload-A-Thon by uploading your most recent article to DigiNole Commons, the institutional repository at FSU. All you have to do is email your Liaison Librarian a citation and the accepted version of the article. We’ll take care of the rest. Share the results on your social media and challenge a colleague to do the same. While new faculty are a focus this year, we’d love to work with any faculty at FSU to make their scholarship more available.


Attend a workshop. Learn what open access is, what it isn’t, and why it matters to you in our Intro to Open Access Workshops. Click for more info or to register: Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11 am in Strozier Library -OR- Wednesday Oct. 22 at 3 pm in Dirac Library.

Attend a screening of The Internet’s Own Boy, an award winning documentary about Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist and visionary who committed suicide in early 2013 after being arrested for downloading millions of scholarly papers from JSTOR. Interested student groups can host their own screenings. Can’t make the screening? Host your own watch party with friends and participate in the conversation #GenOpenFSU.

Screenings will be held around campus:

Tuesday Oct. 21 at 7:00, Strozier Starbucks

Wednesday Oct. 22 at 6:00, Dirac 216 (conference room)

Thursday Oct. 23 at 7:00; Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House Great Hall (4th floor)

Friday Oct. 24 at 3:00, The CAVE in Goldstein Library

Contact Josh Bolick for details on showing the film, which was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericial-ShareAlike license (i.e. you can show it, for free, without permission, or rather, the permission is built in).

For more information email Josh Bolick or Micah Vandegrift of the University Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication, or fill out the form below.

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