May 21, 2022

SPARC Announces That “Generation Open” is Theme of International Open Access Week 2014

From SPARC’s Blog Post:

The theme will highlight the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends. The theme will also explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.


“Open Access Week has blossomed into an event celebrated at hundreds of institutions on every continent across the world,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “This year’s theme reflects the importance of putting our future scholars and researchers at the core of the shift to an open system of scholarly communication.”

The theme “Generation Open” will return International Open Access Week to its foundation. Begun in 2007 as the National Day of Action for Open Access, the event was originally a partnership between SPARC and students who organized local events on a handful of campuses across the United States. Since then, both student involvement in Open Access and Open Access Week itself have grown exponentially.

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Details and Registration Info For 2014 Open Access Week Planning Kickoff Webcast
Scheduled for May 19, 2014 at 2:30pm EDT/18:30 UTC.

See Also: Direct to Open Access Week Homepage

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