I would love to hear about if/how folks talk about Open Access in teaching to faculty? grad students? undergraduates?
International Open Access Week is October 18-24Why is unrestricted public access to scholarly articles important?
- OA frees authors and readers from needless access barriers.
- OA returns the control of scholarship to scholars.
- By increasing the author's impact, it advances the author's purpose in writing journal articles for impact rather than money.
- OA serves the under-served.
- For the special subset of publicly-funded research, open access is part of fundamental fairness to taxpayers.
- OA reaches a wider audience at lower cost than toll-access forms of distribution.
- OA makes research literature and data available for crunching
by new generations of sophisticated software (indexing, mining,
summarizing, translating, linking, recommending, alerting, mash-ups, and
other forms of processing).
- OA widens dialogue, builds community, and supports cooperation.
- OA accelerates research and increases the productivity of researchers.
- OA makes research more useful and increases the research funder's return on investment.
Please check out http://z.umn.edu/OAWeek
for more information, videos, and talking points!