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University Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week

The Georgetown University Library, in partnership with the Law Library, Bioethics Research Library and GU Press, is participating in Open Access Week from October 21 through 27, a worldwide event to raise awareness of the benefits of Open Access throughout the research community. “Open Access” enables researchers the world over to immediately access the results of scholarly research, without requiring costly journal and database subscriptions. As more and more universities, funding agencies and publishers adopt open access policies, it is essential for researchers and authors to comprehend and successfully navigate these changes to the scholarly landscape.

Professors, researchers and students are invited to join us in the Murray Room on October 23rd at 11:00 am for a lecture on Open Access delivered by Dr. Rebecca Tushnet of the GU Law Center, followed by a librarian-led panel discussion of the objectives of Open Access, its implications for publication of research and the resources the Georgetown University Libraries offer to support Open Access self-archiving.

For more information on Open Access Week's goals, please visit SPARC’s Open Access Week page.