UBC has joined SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), The Students for Free Culture, OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook); Open Access Directory (OAD); and eIFL.net (Electronic Information for Libraries), and over 120 institutions worldwide to celebrate in the First International Open Access Week.

Various events hosted by UBC Library will take place from Tuesday, October 20th through Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  The three themes for events are: Open Access Around the World, Surfacing UBC Scholarship, and Journal Publishing.  Attend a workshop, participate in a panel discussion, and hear from UBC colleagues about how they participate in the open access movement. Come learn about open access and share your perspective!

For a schedule of events
, and to register, go to: http://www.library.ubc.ca/schol_comm/oa/start.html

For more information, contact Joy Kirchner at joy.kirchner@ubc.ca

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