Open Access Week 2013
Framingham State University celebrates Open Access Week annually to highlight why colleges and universities should support open access to research. This year the library will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme on the "Normal School Movement in Massachusetts". Details about the event are available here.
If you would like to attend a live stream webinar on open access, there are a number of sessions to choose from each day throughout Open Access Week. The list of sessions is available on the Open Access Week website. Also check out on their website the selection of handouts on open access that you can download.
Links on Open Access
What is Open Access?
As defined by Budapest Open Access Initiative, "by 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited."
Created by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), here is a three minute video on Open Access 101.
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian
Framingham State University
100 State Street PO Box 9101
Whittemore Library 117
Framingham, MA 01701-9101