Open Access Week
The University of Akureyri Library and Information Services participates in the 2018 international Open Access Week held in October 22 - 28. The theme for the week is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge“. This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work.
Participating in Open Access Week is a joint collaboration between the university libraries in Iceland as part of an international awakening on financing and publishing research.
On Thursday 25 October the documentary Paywall: the Business of Scholarship will be shown in M102 at 12:00. The screening is open to everyone and it is free of charge.
Join OpenAIRE and Fosters for a series of webinars and tutorials for the Open Access week.