International Open Access Week is October 24-30 – MIT News Office

International Open Access Week is October 24-30 – MIT News Office.

MIT was the first institution to have a university-wide, faculty-driven open access policy, which was established in March 2009. Learn more about MIT’s efforts to promote open access in the video, MIT Faculty on Open Access. Professors Hal Abelson, Eric von Hippel, Richard Holton and JoAnne Yates speak about the scholarly publishing environment and the goals and impact of the Open Access Policy they helped put in place. Since the policy’s enactment, more than 4,000 articles by MIT authors have been added to the Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT, and the collection continues to grow.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/international-open-access-week-celebration.html

UBC Library strategic plan includes community engagement!

I was so excited to notice that the UBC Library includes language in their strategic plan endorsing community engagement.

“Through local, national and international collaboration exchange perspectives, expertise and resources with diverse communities. We embrace community engagement and encourage effective use of resources and contributes to the economic, cultural and social well-being of the people of BC and beyond.”

Read their Strategic Planhere.