Open Access Week: October 24-28

October 19, 2016

Imagine you could access any scholarly article or use any existing data set in the world, online and free of cost or access barriers.

From October 24-28, join the McMaster University Libraries for International Open Access Week activities and learn more about how McMaster and other institutions, organizations and agencies across the globe are working to make this vision a reality.

Learn more about open access at McMaster

McMaster supports international declaration on open access

New online tools to help researchers comply with Tri-Agency policy on open access

Open access is a worldwide movement to make scholarly research more freely available for the benefit of researchers, institutions and society as a whole.

For researchers, open access can result in greater use and impact of their work, leading to wider dissemination of their findings and potentially more citations.

Institutions and funding agencies around the world are adopting open access policies that encourage researchers to make their scholarly work, including their data, freely available online in an open access journal or repository such as MacSphere.

The McMaster University Libraries have developed a week of programming to help the McMaster community learn more about the evolving world of open access and to provide opportunities to participate in this global movement.

See the Schedule-at-a-Glance

See the Full Schedule

Learn more about Open Access Week at McMaster.

To learn more about different ways to support Open Access, visit the new Open Access Week Action Portal.