2018 Open Access Events

News item published on: 2018-09-14 14:25:00

University Libraries to Host Open Access Events

University Libraries will participate in Open Access events during the month of October in an effort to provide the Southern Miss academic and research community the opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of open access. Open Access events take place around the world each year, and Southern Miss faculty and students will be able to attend five sessions focused on open access.

Open Access in Education and the Social Sciences
Thursday, October 4
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Owings – McQuagge Hall 100

Open Access in Business
Monday, October 8
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Scianna Hall 2008

Open Access in STEM Fields
Tuesday, October 16
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Chain Technology Center 102

Open Access in the Arts and Humanities
Monday, October 22
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
International Center 319

Open Access in Health and Nursing
Wednesday, October 24
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Asbury Hall 117

Open access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and society as a whole.

Open access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students and members of the general public are supporting a move towards open access in increasing numbers every year, and the recognition of open access is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

For questions or more information on Open Access sessions, contact Josh Cromwell, Institutional Repository Coordinator, at 601.266.6200 or Joshua.Cromwell@usm.edu.