Open Access Week and Open Everything Events

This week is the international celebration of Open Access, Open Access Week.

OA Week 2009 Banner

Open Access Week is a celebration of all things Open Access on University campuses and other institutions around the world. From the OA Week website:

Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public.

You might remember that the University of Michigan Library put on its own Open Access Week back in March (I blogged about on the Creative Commons blog: “Creative Commons CTO speaking at Open Access Week“). That week-long event was an amazing success and we’re excited to see what MLibrary does for the next Open Access Week.

Related to Open Access Week, Open.Michigan is hosting an inaugural Open Everything event which we recently blogged about.

Open Everything Logo

There is a lot of good stuff happening in and around the University of Michigan related to the concept of “Open” and I hope that these events will encourage more people to get involved!

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