Open Access Week 24-30th Oct 2011

To celebrate Open Access week, read inspirational stories collated by Knowledge Exchange to celebrate the power and influence of Open Access publishing.

The Knowledge Exchange expresses the vision:

‘To make a layer of scholarly and scientific content openly available on the Internet.’

For more information, see the Knowledge Exchange webpages.

What the Knowledge Exchange say about the stories:

“Open access – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research – can transform scholarship and its impact. More than 30 compelling stories have been collected from across Europe and further afield to show this transformation in action.

The open access success stories are from over 11 countries and are told by a wide variety of stakeholders from individual researchers and journal editors to publishers and companies and cover a multitude of disciplines. Some of the initiatives have a rich history while others are more recent. All demonstrate the benefits of open access, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. This range of stories was commissioned by Knowledge Exchange and collected by Michelle Pauli”. From:

You can read the stories on a dedicated website: and they can be shared as they are made available under a Creative Commons licence.

Elizabeth Andrews

Subject Librarian

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