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10th International Open Access Week

Open Access Week – October 23-29, 2017

Theme: “Open in order to….”

Open in order to help patients. Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered (

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research (

How does it affect your access to affordable information resources? Your research? Your future publications?


Want to learn more about Open Access? Come learn!

  • Monday, Oct 23, 2:00pm-Hamilton Library Sunny Alcove Keynote: “Why Open Access Matters at a R1 Research University IVCAA/VCR Michael Bruno    *Cookies & coffee provided.*


  • Tuesday, Oct 24, 10:00am, Kuykendall Hall-106“IP and the First Amendment- Censoring speech via the Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, *Cookies & coffee provided.*


  • Tuesday, Oct 24, 11:30am, Kuykendall Hall-106- “Open Tools for Research” *Cookies & coffee provided.*


  • Thursday, Oct 26, 10:00am, Kuykendall Hall-106 Introduction to Open Educational Resources” (OER)” *Coffee and Pizza provided*


More information: 

About scholarly communication at UH Manoa:

The academic, economic and societal impacts of Open Access: an evidence-based review: