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 continues its consultations for the development of a university-wide open access policy.
Additional dates added (March 11, 2021):
Register for an upcoming consultation with these links:
Monday, March 15, 2:30-3:30
Thursday, March 25, 11:00-12:00
Thursday, April 8, 1:00-2:00
Friday, April 9, 1:00-2:00
If you cannot attend one of these consultations, you are invited to provide feedback in a collaborative document online. See the Provost’s Task Force webpage for a link to the feedback document and background information.
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
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.