Open Access Week 2015 – Join us!
Open Access Week (October 19-25) is a global event and 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.
“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.
Get involved. Participating in Open Access Week can be as simple or involved as you like. It can also be a chance to let your imagination have full rein and come up with something more ambitious, wacky, fun.
OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publications, and more.
On the occasion of Open Access Week, an open consultation on the analysis of the legal framework for education and the opportunities for implementation of open educational resources will be held on October 22, 2015 at the GEM Club in Skopje (10.00h). The event can be attended by everyone interested.
The official hashtag for the international Open Access Week is #oaweek. For further information, please visit the Open Access Week website.