The Library Minute: Open Access

The Library Minute: Open Access


[Big Band music playing] Imagine that all of the world’s information was available to you for free Online and unrestricted you wouldn’t have to spend so much money on text books and course packs You would always be able to access that perfect article for your research without worrying whether the library has a subscription or waiting for interlibrary loan You could build on that information through reuse and mash-ups without worrying about copyright restrictions This is what Open Access is all about Making scholarly information widely available to everyone, online at no cost to you Open Access empowers you to demand access to the information you need to receive a quality education [Bell] Open Access also ensures that researchers can share their knowledge and have access to the most current research in their field Open Access to scholarly information makes it a better world for everyone For more information visit the Right To Research Coalition Thank you for taking a Library Minute We’re working with you to unlock access to the information of the world [electronic noise]

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