Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors.
You are invited to share your thoughts about Western’s Open Access and Scholarly Communications, as the Provost’s Task Force begins its consultations for the development of a university-wide open access policy.
Thursday February 11that 1:30 p.m. –http://www.events.westernu.ca/events/libraries/2021-02/open-access-policy.html
Thursday February 25that 10:30 a.m.–http://www.events.westernu.ca/events/libraries/2021-02/open-access-policy-feb25.html
(A Western ID is required to attend these online consultations; no pre-registration necessary)
Building upon the previous work of the task force, at these sessions you will learn about institutional policy options and considerations for Western. The Task Force wants to hear your questions about open access policies, your perceptions of the benefits or any concerns you have about a Western open access policy, and your specific recommendations for this type of policy at Western. Input from Western’s faculty, researchers, and all members of the university community will help shape the future of Open Access at Western.