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Join the Libraries for week of interesting and informative events during Open Access Week, October 21-25

From October 21 to 24, in celebration of International Open Access Week, the Wayne State University Library System will host a series of events relevant to copyright and fair use, open access, journal publishing and Wayne State’s institutional repository, DigitalCommons. Please join us for these events and learn more about Open Access initiatives on the WSU campus.

For full descriptions and more information for each of these events, visit:

Monday, October 21
Intro to Scholars Cooperative @ 11:00am in PK Simons Room

SPARC / World Bank OA Week 2013 Kick Off Webinar @ 3:00pm in PK Simons Room

Tuesday, October 22

Guest Speaker: Sarah Beaubien (GVSU) on Open Educational Resources (OERs) @ 2:30pm in UGL Community Room

Wednesday, October 23
Planning for Open Access Publication (Joshua Neds-Fox) @ 11:30am in PK Simons Room

ACRL-CHOICE Webinar: “What is the Role of the Librarian in an Open Access World?” @ 2:00pm in TRC 174

Thursday, October 24
DIY DigitalCommons@WayneState Workshop @ 1:00pm in UGL Lab A

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its 7th year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and for society as a whole.

For more information on Open Access Week, visit

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