Open Access Week 2011

Published: October 21st, 2011

Category: Memos

Judy Russell, Dean of University Libraries

October 24 – 28 has been designated internationally as Open Access Week 2011 and will be recognized on the UF campus on Wednesday, October 26, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom.

Open Access Week is an opportunity to become more aware of, and celebrate, the growth of the global open access movement and its benefits to faculty and researchers.

The program theme is “Open Access – Scholarship Unbound”, and was chosen to highlight the benefit of open access publishing to scholars, information sharing, research collaboration, and the creation of knowledge. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, the program will consist of poster sessions and brief presentations, followed by round tables to give participants the opportunity to discuss, question, and contribute to the open access dialogue.

You are invited to attend and also encourage your colleagues to join in the highly-relevant and contemporary discussions on author’s rights, digital scholarship, university open access policies, the UF Open Access Publishing Fund, open peer review, open access and graduate research, and public access to research.

For a complete schedule of activities, please see If you cannot make it to the Reitz Union, a live video stream of the event can be viewed at

Please contact Christine Ross, Scholarly Communications Librarian, if you have any questions or would like more information about this program, open access, or the UF Open Access Publishing Fund: (telephone) 352-273-2710, (email)

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