Open Access Week events at CU

Published: Oct. 16, 2012

Open Access Week is a series of events meant to get everyone thinking about the potential benefits of free and open access to published research. Imagine how much more quickly we could progress, and how efficiently publicly funded research would run if the default journal publication setting was "Open Access". For more information check out the OA week website:

To help raise awareness for this movement on our campus, UGGS has set up several events to take place during Open Access Week.

10/22 Open Access Week Kick-Off Event Viewing Party, 5:15pm, ATLAS 204, second floor lounge

Come watch the SPARC/World Bank Open Access Week Kick-Off Event with other students and members of the CU-Boulder community. The event features “a distinguished panel of speakers representing a broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement—researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics—who will discuss why Open Access is an imperative to them and their work.” Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the webcast:

10/23 Graduate Student Coffee Hour and Informal Open Access Discussions, 2-4pm, Pekoe Siphouse, ATLAS

Come join fellow graduate students for a free beverage up to $3, at Pekoe Siphouse.  UGGS will have an Open Access informational booth with flyers and informal Open Access discussion.  Find out about our Libraries Open Access Fund.

10/25 Open Access at CU Panel Discussion, 5:00pm, Ekeley W165

This panel discussion will focus on open access efforts and issues at CU-Boulder. The panel will include faculty, librarian, and graduate student perspectives. Light refreshments will be provided.