Open Access Week Events

Vanderbilt Libraries invite the campus community to find out more about the potential benefits of Open Access—the free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use those results—at a series of free events Oct. 20–26.

Open Access Week, now in its eighth year, has become a global event to encourage the academic and research community to learn about the importance of open access and to share those results with colleagues. A goal of the yearly celebration is to help make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

A Duke University Law School administrator will discuss “Open Access in Law: Lessons Learned from the Durham Statement” Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Central Library Community Room. Richard Danner is the Rufty Research Professor of Law and senior associate dean for information services at Duke Law School.

Danner will discuss how the lessons learned from the drafting implementation of the Durham Statement might apply to other professions seeking to provide open access to scholarship.

Other discussions involving Vanderbilt library administrators and staff include:

  • Open Access and the Sciences, Oct. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Central Library Room 418A;
  • Open Access and the Social Sciences, Oct. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Peabody Central Library Room 304;
  • and Intellectual Property and Higher Education, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon in Central Library Room 800BB.

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