What is Open Access Week?
International Open Access Week is an annual event celebrating the benefits of Open Access, where the outcomes of research are made freely available online for others to reuse. You can find more information about Open Access in our guide on the basics of Open Access.
Open Access Week started with the first "Open Access Day" held in 2007, organised by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) in the USA. Since then, it has grown to be an entire week that is celebrated across the world. You can find more information on the history and purpose of Open Access Week on the SPARC website or on the Open Access Week event website.
What are we doing this year?
Each year, SPARC set an overall theme for Open Access Week, which invites people to think about a specific aspect of Open Access. For 2019 the theme was "Open for whom? Equity in open knowledge", which asked us to reflect on how inclusive and equitable Open Access really is.
|Monday 21st October 2019||11:45-13:15||Gray's School of Art, near the shop|
|Tuesday 22nd October 2019||11:45-13:15||Garthdee House Annex, near the main entrance|
|Wednesday 23rd October 2019||11:45-13:15||Aberdeen Business School, in the atrium|
|Thursday 24th October 2019||11:45-13:15||Ishbel Gordon Building, near the main entrance|
|Friday 25th October 2019||11:45-13:15||Sir Ian Wood Building, near the main entrace|