Open Access Week 2023

by Van Pelt and Opie Library

The Van Pelt and Opie Library invites the Michigan Tech community to celebrate International Open Access Week, a time we highlight and learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA) for academics and researchers. Open access to information — the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and reuse 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 and industry, and for society as a whole.

The library will be publishing an article in Tech Today every day this week to feature services that enable our patrons to engage with and contribute to the breadth of OA knowledge shared worldwide.

Tomorrow (Oct. 24), we’ll discuss predatory publishing, one of the challenges researchers face in deciding where to publish journal articles. This issue can be especially confounding when adding the element of publishing OA. Fortunately, the library can help in navigating this question. Check back tomorrow to learn more!

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