action_bannerOctober 24-30, 2016 is international Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “Open in Action,” which was chosen to “focus on the small steps everyone can take to make openness in research a reality,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “This year’s theme will help showcase these actions, the individuals who are leading by example, and the ways this openness advances science and scholarship.”

The University of California Libraries have a planned a greater number and wider variety of events this year than ever before in order to explore and celebrate issues related to open access.

UC Berkeley

Open Access makes scholarly connections possible—bringing researchers together to collaborate, helping scholars find new and emerging literature, and enabling discoverability, use, and reuse of research to foster scholarly impact.  The UC Berkeley Library invites you to come see this in action with five programs highlighting the many ways OA Connects.

  • Digital Humanities for Tomorrow
    2-4 pm, Monday October 24, Doe Library 303
  • Copyright and Your Dissertation
    4-5 pm, Monday October 24, Sproul Hall 309
  • Publishing Your Dissertation
    2-3 pm, Tuesday October 25, Sproul Hall 309
  • Increase and Track Your Scholarly Impact
    2-3 pm, Thursday October 27, Sproul Hall 309
  • Current Topics in Data Publishing
    2-3 pm, Friday October 28, Doe Library 190
  • More information & to register for events

UC Irvine

  • ETDs Presentation: Demonstrating eScholarship and ProQuest
    12-1 pm, Tuesday October 25, Langson Library
  • UC Open Access and UC Presidential Open Access Policy
    12-1 pm, Wednesday October 26, Langson Library
  • Express Yo’ Self! UCI Libraries Zine Fest 2016
    12-4 pm, Wednesday October 26, Lower Gateway Plaza
  • ORCiD Presentation for Researchers
    12-1 pm, Thursday October 27, Langson Library
  • More information and RSVP links



UCLA will be supporting this year’s “Open in Action” theme in a “Lights, Camera, Action” approach, hosting two events giving faculty a backstage look at library collections, services, and spaces while guided by their personal librarians. Invitees will receive “Open Access Passes” to these events that feature customized content addressing their disciplinary needs, while also covering multiple Library and University initiatives that support open access.

(This is a cropped sample of the YRL pass. Actual passes come w/ lanyard and feature faculty name and department information at top, with an OA padlock background.)

  • Open Access Pass (SEL)
    4:00-5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 18th, Science and Engineering Library
    Content: UC OA Policy, PMS/OPUS, Public Access Requirements, Data Management Services, Affordable Course Materials Initiative, etc.
  • Open Access Pass (YRL)
    3:00-5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26th, Charles E. Young Research Library
    Content: UC OA Policy, PMS/OPUS, Affordable Course Materials Initiative, Arts, East Asian, Special Collections, Oral History, etc.

UC Riverside

UC San Diego


UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz


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