Library Celebrates Open Access [Utah State University]

Steve Kent | The Utah Statesman | October 23, 2012

This week, librarians at USU are celebrating a trend which is changing the way scientists and researchers spread their findings.

Open Access Week, which started on Monday, was planned to help researchers and the public understand the ways electronic publishing is changing scholarly journals, according to Andrew Wesolek, scholarly communication librarian at the Merrill-Cazier Library.
Wesolek said the highlight of the week will be an address by John Bollen of Indiana University     and Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S and R on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library. Wesolek said the concept of open access encompasses more than research articles, but for Open Access week, the events focus on scholarly publications because it’s one of the most problematic areas.