We invite you to join us for Open Access Week! Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for faculty and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what you've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in discussing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Events will take place in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library.

Tuesday, October 22: Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field, 2-3 p.m., Room 1310

Open educational resources (OERs) are not usually a hard sell for students. But what about educators? How do they benefit from having access to resources that are licensed openly? Join us for an ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Webcast and discussion.

Wednesday, October 23: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Room 1311

Watch a screening of the "Paywall" documentary and participate in a discussion about issues with for-profit academic publishers.

Thursday, October 24: What's the Big Deal? How and Why Virginia Institutions are Rethinking our Biggest Journal Bundles, 1-2:30 p.m., Room 1306

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy at University of Virginia Libraries. For the last two decades, Virginia research institutions have been buying research the same way consumers have been buying television: in big bundles. And like cable packages, these bundles have become bloated with content nobody wants, and their prices have exploded at rates only a monopolist could love. Come learn why Virginia institutions are looking seriously at cutting the cord, and how open access is both the foundation and the next step in this process. We need faculty input and interest in these important decisions.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served at all events.

RSVP to Karen Vaughan, kvaughan@odu.edu 683-4184