All this week (October 21-25) at Columbia, we from the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, along with our friends at Columbia Libraries/Information Services and Barnard College Library are bringing the discussion around open access on campus back to basics. We’re out on campus every day this week talking to students, faculty, and staff about open access, its benefits, and why it’s relevant to them. We’re also asking anyone and everyone to sign a petition in favor of open access of research at Columbia, which calls for faculty members and officers of administration to make their research articles freely available to the public through online repositories, such as Academic Commons, Columbia’s open access digital repository. Oh, and we’re giving out buttons and an absurd amount of cookies.You can sign our petition in support of open access to research at Columbia University here. Here’s to open access and sharing knowledge!- Leyla Williams, Communications Coordinator, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
For a whole host of education and resources on open access at Columbia, visit the Scholarly Communication Program website here.For a full listing of all Open Access Week events happening worldwide, visit the official Open Access Week website here.