October 20-26, 2014 is international Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Generation Open,” which was chosen to “highlight the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends.”

The University of California Libraries have a planned a variety of events in order to explore and celebrate issues related to open access.

UCSF & UC Berkeley

  • Bay Area Open Access Week Event for Generation Open
    Joint event with publishing and academic partners
    6:00 pm, Thursday October 23, SkyDeck, Berkeley
  • More information from the UCSF Library

UC Davis


  • Open Access Week Kickoff!
    Noon, Monday October 20, Young Research Library
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    10:00 am, Tuesday October 21, Young Research Library
  • Panel Discussion: Publishing Your Creative Work: Online or Print?
    1:00 pm, Wednesday October 22, Young Research Library
  • More information from the UCLA Library

UC Merced

  • SPARC Broadcast – “Generation Open”
    Noon, Monday October 20, Kolligian Library
  • Copyright Criminals Film Screening
    6:00 pm, Monday October 20, Half Dome Residence Hall
  • Librarians answer your questions about Open Access and Copyright
    11:00 am, Tuesday October 21 & Thursday October 23, outside the Lantern
  • A Conversation on Open Data
    Noon, Wednesday October 22, Kolligian Library
  • More information from the UC Merced Library

UC Riverside

  • Open Access Week Kickoff Livestream from Washington, DC
    Noon, Monday October 20, online
  • Water Edit-a-thon
    10:00 am, Tuesday, October 21, Orbach Science Library
  • Videos on Open Access and the UC Open Access Policy
    Any time, online
  • More information from the UC Riverside Library

UC San Diego

  • UC Open Access Policy presentation for faculty
    10:00 am, Wednesday October 22, Geisel Library
    2:00 pm, Monday November 3, Geisel Library
  • Panel discussion of Open Access for graduate students
    10:00 am, Friday October 24, Biomedical Library
  • More information from the UC San Diego Library

UC Santa Barbara

  • “Generation Open” Webcast & Pizza Party
    Noon, Monday October 20, UCSB Library
  • Information Tables
    12:30 pm, Tuesday October 21 through Thursday October 23, Coral Tree and Courtyard Cafés
  • What’s the Big Deal?: Journal Pricing Secrets Exposed
    5:00 pm, Tuesday October 21, UCSB Library
  • Altmetrics: New Ways to Evaluate a New Publishing Environment
    4:00 pm, Monday October 27, UCSB Library
  • Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing
    4:00 pm, Thursday October 30, UCSB Library
  • More information from the UC Santa Barbara Library



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