January 29th, 2011 by David Donabedian
From October 18-24, 2010 New York City participated in the international series of events known as Open Access Week.
As Peter Suber has succinctly put it “open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most Copyright and Licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright holder.” During this past year’s Open Access Week, I attended an inspiring series of talks at Brooklyn College on Open Access. One presentation, by Brooklyn librarian Jill Cirasella, was particularly encouraging. It was entitled “More for You and More for Me: How Open Access Publishing Benefits Everyone.” If you click here to view the slides Jilll put together for the presentation, I think you will find a number of useful points that reveal how much sense OA makes for researchers, authors and institutions.
Open Access Week 2011 will take place from October 24-30.