Open Access is a growing international movement that encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. Open-access journals and archives make research freely accessible online, without the traditional expensive subscription barriers that limit the reach of research.
The goal of Open Access Day is to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access within the international higher education community and the general public. The founding partners are SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Students for FreeCulture, and the Public Library of Science.
At the Libraries' Open Access Day site, you can find out:
* How many University of Minnesota researchers have published their research in open-access journals since 2003.
* The discount U researchers can get when publishing in open-access journals from Public Library of Science (PLoS), BioMed Central, and Nucleic Acids Research.
* How other universities are celebrating this day.