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Open Access Week event

Posted by Megan on October 14, 2010

Learn. Share. Advance.

Join the McGill Library in marking International Open Access Week (October 18-24, 2010)

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. We encourage all faculty and graduate students to celebrate International Open Access Week 2010 here at McGill as the Library presents:

• a panel discussion and moderated Q & A on copyright and research with Tina Piper (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law), Eric Lewis (Professor, Department of Philosophy) and Jonathan Wild (Professor, Schulich School of Music) on Monday, October 18th from 6:30-8:00 at the Meakins Auditorium (room 521) 5th floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler. TO RSVP: rsvp.libraries @

• a public screen streaming of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, a documentary by Brett Gaylor about copyright and remix culture, at the Marvin Duchow Music Library

For more information on open access and why this matters for researchers and students:


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