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Open Access Week

October 18-22, 2010

As written in the Marriott Library blog:

Open Access Week, now in its second year at the University of Utah, is an opportunity for the campus and community to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping make Open Access a new norm in scholarly and creative works. Open Access scholarship is digital, online and free of charge to readers and viewers. In many cases, it is free of most copyright and licensing restrictions, and can therefore be re-used in a variety of ways. It is a dissemination strategy that promotes rather than restricts access. Come share, watch, celebrate, and learn.

Events planned include John Wilbanks speaking on “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Open,” a film festival and more. Open Access week is a global event that, according to its blog:

is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This event is free and open to the public.

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