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Open Access: Open Access Week 2023

How the library supports open access agreements and initiatives.

Open Access Week Events

OA Week 2023                                                                                        

October 23-29, 2023

Theme: Community Over Commercialization

Monday, October 23: 6pm, Yale Film Archive

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Join us to screen the film in person or watch on your own!

To kick off Open Access Week, the Yale Film Archive and the Scholarly Communication and Information Policy unit at Yale Library invites you to view or join us in-person for a screening of the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. This documentary focuses on Open Access in academic scholarship and research. The film calls out the billions of dollars that flow into for-profit academic publishers and examines the huge profit margin associated with top academic publishers, like Elsevier. Watch on your own at: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship or register to join us in the newly renovated Yale Film Archive (space limited). 

Register for the in-person event here:


Tuesday, October 24: 1pm

EliScholar Information Session

Do you have a collection of theses, research papers, or administrative materials you would like to make broadly available?  Do you value preservation, discoverability, and usability?  Come to this session to learn more about the library's digital publishing platform, EliScholar!  EliScholar can be a home for your unit's locally produced research.  In this session we will explore Elischolar's features and functionality, and discuss copyright, open access, permissions, and other considerations for launching a new collection.  Bring your collection ideas to this interactive session!   

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Wednesday, October 25: 1pm

Keynote session:

Part 1: Open Access at Yale Library with Lindsay Barnett and Sandra Aya Enimil

Part 2: Peter Suber in Conversation with Daniel Dollar

The Digital Humanities Lab and the Scholarly Communication and Information Policy unit at Yale Library invite you to our Open Access Week Keynote Session. Join Sandra Aya Enimil, Program Director, Scholarly Communication & Information Policy, and Lindsay Barnett, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for a brief interactive presentation on Open Access and current library initiatives. Stay for a fireside chat on the current landscape of Open Access and academic publishing with Peter Suber, Senior Advisor for Open Access and Director of the Harvard Open Access Project and Daniel Dollar, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, Yale Library.  After the presentation and conversation, there will be further discussion and Q&A. 


1:00-1:30pm -OA presentation 

1:30-2:30pm fireside chat and discussion 

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Friday, October 27: 1pm

What does the OSTP memo mean for your research?

In August 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memo stating that all federal funding agencies must develop or update policies for researchers and scholars to provide immediate open access to data and scholarship funded by their agencies.  As a researcher what do you need to know about this memo? What does it mean for your research, scholarship, and data? How can administrators and librarians support your work? 

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