The Library Minute: Open AccessDescription:
In this Library Minute Anali gives you an introduction to Open Access supporting free, immediate access to scholarly information online, along with the right to use and reuse that information however you need.
It's important for students because it makes it easier -- and cheaper! -- for you to get access to the information you need to get a quality education.
It's important for faculty because it gives greater visibility to your research and enables more rapid dissemination of scholarly information, keeping you more up to date on current research.
It's important for everyone because the research that is funded by our taxes can have the greatest possible impact by letting researchers build off of new ideas as soon as possible, while allowing us access to the information that we paid for!
We support Open Access because it advances the goals of universities in general, and Arizona State University in particular. The New American University is committed to the concepts of "Excellence, Access and Impact." Open Access directly advances our commitment to Access and Impact.
One of the great things about Open Access is that it encourages and supports creativity. It's not just about access to research, but also about reusing, remixing and mashing material into something new. The Sparky Awards Video Contest is a great way to flex your creative muscles and promote open access at the same time! This contest is for student-created videos that explain why open access to research is important to students.
Sparky Awards: http://www.sparkyawards.org/index.shtml
The New American University http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/#2
Right To Research Coalition: http://righttoresearch.org
Open Access Week: http://openaccessweek.org/