Open Access Week 2013
Open access, the principle of providing unrestricted access to scientific literature on the Internet, has gone from strength to strength, not least since being adopted as a policy for the EU framework programme Horizon 2020. Traditional publication options, such as obtaining financing from reader subscription fees, have met with increasing challenge in the last ten years. Recent studies attest that more than 50 % of papers are now freely available online within two years of publication.
As part of Open Access Week 2013 and in collaboration with Studium Universale, on 25 October 2013 the Central Library (ZB) is offering PhD students and any interested employees the opportunity to participate together in a webinar conducted by the Helmholtz Open-Access Project Coordination Office in Potsdam, entitled ‘Science is open – an introduction to open access’.
From 11:00 to 12:00 in the gegenüber Students’ Lounge in building no. 04.7, participants will have the chance to gain an insight into the topic of open access.
After the webinar, there will be an opportunity to discuss any issues and ask for advice. ZB experts will be on hand to answer any questions on open access and the services offered by the Central Library..
Contact: Thomas Arndt
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