Open Access Week 2010, October 18 – 22,  promotes the immediate and free online sharing of the results of scholarly research and the ability to use that information to move research forward. The JHU Scholarly Communications Group is participating in Open Access Week 2010 with the following events:

Open Access: The Current Landscape and Future Direction of Scholarly Communication
Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, will speak about the ability of Open Access to improve research and increase the public’s access to information on Monday, October 18th at 3:00 pm in Mason Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow her talk.

Share Your Open Access Stories – Get a T-Shirt
Share your stories with us and the world. Submit stories of how Open Access has helped your research, or of how and why you have published in an Open Access journal. Stories will be posted on the Scholarly Communications website and Open Access t-shirts will be given to the first 10 submitters. Submit your stories to

Scientists Talk About Open Access
Please join members of the Scholarly Communications Group at 1:00pm on Thursday, October 21st, in the MSEL Hamburger Room on Q level. We will screen a video produced by SPARC that features scientists discussing Open Access. Hear Dr. Harold Varmus and Dr. Cameron Neylon talk about their views on Open Access. Dr. Varmus helped start both PubMed Central and the Public Library of Science (PL0S). Dr. Neylon is a UK scientist who writes the Science in the Open blog. The video is short, so there will be time for discussion afterward.

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