Open Access Week is October 19-25, 2015. This week is designed to bring awareness about research that is not publically accessible. This awareness week doesn’t just take place in the U.S. -- Open Access Week is global. You can even check out international event locations with this map!
The events that take place worldwide during Open Access Week have caused change. For example, in 2011 the Royal Society in London decided to make known their digitized backfiles all the way from 1665 to 1941.
The theme this year's Open Access Week is "Open for Collaboration." To honor the theme, SPARC and Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access Week. By encouraging people to edit information related to open access, the public can have a more updated version and more information about Open Access Week. Check it out!
For more information, check out these great resources:
Open Access Week Website
Suber, Peter. Open Access. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2012. Print.
Call number: Non Fic 070.5 Su15 2012
Buter-Adam, John, and Susan Veldsman. "Opening up Access to Research and Information Isn't a Luxury – It's a Necessity." - Open Access Week. N.p., 20 Oct. 2015. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.
Glushko, Bobby, and Rex Shoyama. "Unpacking Open Access: A Theoretical Framework For Understanding Open Access Initiatives." Feliciter 61.1 (2015): 8. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.
Sweeney, David. "Working Together More Constructively Towards Open Access." Information Services & Use 34.3/4 (2014): 181-184. Business Source Premier. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.