AU Libraries to celebrate Open Access Week Oct. 24-28

Published: October 19, 2022

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Auburn University Libraries will host a variety of events in celebration of International Open Access Week, including a film viewing, an open access open house, a discussion of the new Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, memo and several workshops related to issues surrounding open access. All events will be taking place in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library from Oct. 24-28.

Open access refers to the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Celebrated by individuals and institutions around the world, the International Open Access Week celebration presents a valuable opportunity for the academic and research communities to learn about, share and inspire wider participation in open access scholarship. With the recent passing of the Auburn University Research Data Policy and the federal government’s OSTP Memo, understanding the issues surrounding open access is more important than ever.

For more information about International Open Access Week and a calendar of events at AU Libraries, visit

Submitted by: Jayson Hill