This is from the news blog for the UF Libraries and the UF Faculty Update Newsletter:
Open Access Week 2012 at UF to be held October 23 & 24
Open Access Week 2012 activities be held on the UF campus October 23 and 24. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, the theme is “Set the Default to Open Access.”
Tuesday, October 23, the event will be at the Health Science Center Library from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24, the event will be in Library West in the InfoCommons on the third floor. The events feature presentations and discussions on Open Access Publishing and Policy, the Berlin Declaration, plus the Open Access Awards and poster sessions. The events are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
For the complete schedule see www.uflib.ufl.edu/oa/oaweek.
Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement, now in its sixth year, which uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. OA is free, permanent, web-based access to scholarly publications. It is the principle that research should be readily available immediately after publication and to anyone with an Internet connection and UF’s Open Access Publishing Fund supports that goal. OA is improving the way scholarly information is shared.