University Libraries Notes Open Access Day

Posted: October 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, University Libraries will mark International Open Access Day by focusing on the unrestricted sharing of scholarly data and publications for the advancement and enjoyment of all.

Open Access literature is digital, online, free of cost and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Representatives from the Copyright Resources Office, Mason Archival Repository Service, and University Dissertation and Thesis Services will staff a table from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Johnson Center North Plaza (rain site Johnson Center Atrium) to answer questions and distribute information on the Right to Research initiative, publishing in refereed open-access journals and depositing works in the university’s digital repository.

Information about Students for Free Culture, an international student organization that promotes creativity, free expression, public access to knowledge and citizen’s civil liberties, will also be distributed.

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