Open Access Week 10/23-10/29

Celebrate Open Access Week with the SMC Library, October 23-29!

Are you interested in making scholarship and educational resources open to more people? Come together to learn more and discuss the benefits and limitations of going "open" during Open Access Week!


Date & Time Event Location
All week

Social Media posts - follow the St Mary's College Library on Instagram and Facebook

The Cost of Research display in the Library


Monday, October 23

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Open Access discussion with faculty Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Monday, October 23

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Screening of documentary The Internet's Own Boy:
The Story of Aaron Swartz 

(with popcorn and soda)

Library Conference Room

Wednesday, October 25

10:00-11:00 AM

Webcast: What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access Library Conference Room

Definitions and Links

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." (Peter Suber)

"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others." (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

Handout: A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

Handout: What Faculty Can Do to Promote Open Access

Handout: What Universities and Administrators Can Do to Promote Open Access

Open Access Scholarship

Hawking, S. (1966). Properties of expanding universes (Doctoral dissertation, University of Cambridge). Retrieved from

Sweeney, Meghan. "The Wikipedia project: Changing students from consumers to producers." Teaching English in the Two Year College 39.3 (2012): 256. Retrieved from



Open in order to: increase access to knowledge, facilitate collaboration, raise your research visibility