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Open Access Week 2023

What is Open Access Week?

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of open access, coordinate in taking action to make openness the default for research and education, and ensure that equity is at the center of this work.

Open access resources are freely accessible (meaning they are not behind a paywall) and shared with open licenses. Open licensing moves away from the standard copyright model of “all rights reserved” to a model of “some rights reserved.” In other words, when creators share their work with an open license, it reduces the number of rights that they retain and allows the work to be used more freely by others. The concept of "open" can apply to any kind of work: images, video, music, software, journal articles, books, data, textbooks and other educational materials. 

Open Access Week Events

Hacking the Academy: The Adoption of Open

Monday, Oct 23, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. ET


The University of Washington Libraries' Hacking the Academy series looks at the new ways in which research is produced, shared, archived, and reused. Join panelists as they converse around their work to support the adoption of open:

  • Ashley Farley, Program Officer of Knowledge & Research Services, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Vani Mandava, Head of Engineering, eScience Institute’s Scientific Software Engineering Center, University of Washington
  • Jenny Muilenburg, Research Data Services Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
  • Lauren Ray, Open Education Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

Open Access Journal Editors Panel: Fostering Community

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, 11a.m. - 12p.m. ET


The University of Oklahoma Libraries will be hosting a panel presentation to bring together open access journal editors across disciplines with a shared commitment to community-driven publishing. 

The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period during which the audience will have the opportunity to learn more about the panelists’ experiences publishing open access journals in partnership with a university library.