Open Access Week is a global event celebrating open access to research and the benefits of free, immediate access to scholarship produced by the research community. The 2018 Open Access Week theme is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.”
The impact of open access information can be experienced on many levels. For students at UNO, open access provides equitable sources of scholarship that are free at the point of access. Open access also furthers UNO’s mission of excellence in education as a metropolitan university and enables UNO to demonstrate its inclusion and engagement with the global research community.
The week will culminate with the visit by Kevin L. Smith, the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas and an expert in open access within the scholarly community. Smith will speak on “Leveraging your Rights for Greater Impact” in the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, Room 249, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, Oct. 26. The event is open to the public. Visit the link below to register.
For additional information and to register, please visit the OA Week presentation page.
Throughout the week, there are multiple chances to participate in open access activities. During their commute, UNO community members can “Walk and Learn” outside of Milo Bail Student Center with Open Access Facts decorating the surrounding area. In addition, the library wants you to “Have Your Say” through engagement with questions about how open access issues affect patrons via whiteboards around the building.
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Unless otherwise clearly stated, any views or opinions expressed as part of events, exhibitors, or presenters in the UNO Libraries (Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the KANEKO-UNO Library) should not be viewed as endorsements by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and do not reflect the official position of UNO or the University of Nebraska system.