Open Access Day 2008 October 13
Tomorrow is Open Access Day. The purpose of Open Access day is to help “broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access, including recent mandates and emerging policies, within the international higher education community and the general public.” I am please to say that at Binghamton University Libraries we are simulcasting an informal broadcast from SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) on current issues in Open Access and trends in scholarly publishing on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m., in SL-209. I think Librarians and other supports of Open Access need to help get the word out about what Open Access is and why it is important for faculty to be aware of it and the issues that surround open access. I’m not sure how often Binghamton has held these type of events, but I do hope we get a decent turnout.