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It’s Open Access Week. Do you know where your libraries are?

The Association of Research Libraries’ annual celebration aims to demonstrate the importance of free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and everyone’s right to use and re-use those results.

The library offers two events for Open Access Week:

  • A casual, drop-in discussion of Open Access and academic life, part of a new Digital Scholarship Coffee series, Thursday, Oct. 24, a 1:30 p.m. in Olin 702.
  • Detecting Predatory Publishers,” a workshop for graduate students about how to avoid fake open-access journals – and how to spot the good ones – Monday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in Room 700 Clark Hall.

But every week is Open Access Week at Cornell, with several long-running initiatives and collaborations with partners all across campus, including the Research Data Management Service Group, the Cornell Open Access Publication Fund and multiple scholarly forums.

Keep an eye out for other special events or ongoing projects, like last year’s reading initiative, which paired Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy” with Peter Suber’s “Open Access," and the broader discussion of digital humanities topics presented through the Conversations in Digital Humanities series.