Did you know that open access leads to higher citation counts and raises the profile of Brock research? Scholarly literature made freely available online also enhances collaboration and ensures that the public can access taxpayer-funded research.
In honour of International Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29, the Library and Learning Commons display cases feature open access resources and statements from Brock researchers on why “open” is important to them.
The Library will also be celebrating Open Access Week with several other activities, including:
- Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel – Oct. 23, 2-3; Oct. 26, 11-12; Library Learning Commons
- Live stream of Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa, discussing the linkages between copyright reform, open access, and open educational resources. Oct. 24, 12:40 pm, Schmon Tower 11th floor, Room 1126
- Announcement of the recipient of the inaugural Brock University Award for Open Access
- Library News posts highlighting the impact of open access for Brock researchers