October 20-26 is International Open Access Week. Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open Access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access. For more information about what you can do, go to the Open Access Week website .
- Recent UNI Faculty Senate Resolution : Resolution to Encourage Contribution to the Institutional Repository and to Initiation Discussions about Open Access
- SHERPA/RoMEO website : Provides information about Open Access and self-archiving policies of publishers
- UNI Author Addendum : Optional tool for authors to use to retain some copyright
Rod Library also provides information about open access and author rights in a Scholarly Communication LibGuide .
Please visit the Open Access Week display in the library lobby exhibit case (main floor). Learn what faculty can do to promote Open Access and how it benefits students.