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Overview of Open Access at Cal State East Bay

Open Access Week 2021 Event

Opening Up: Open Access, Open Data, & Open Education at CSUEB

Come learn more about Cal State East Bay's support of open access (Faculty Author Rights Policy, OA publishing fund), open data (Dryad, DMPTool), and open education (Affordable Learning Solutions). Learn how to increase your research’s impact and support student success.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021; 12:15pm - 1:15pm

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Open Access Week 2021

Join us in celebrating the 2021 International Open Access Week October 25 - 31! Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research.

This year’s Open Access Week theme is Building Structural Equity. Open access offers an excellent opportunity for building more equitable and transparent systems of knowledge sharing. Yet today, structural racism, anti-Blackness, colonialism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value. As a global community, it is important to acknowledge that many scholarly communication systems of today are built upon legacies of historic injustice and that we must address these inequities. 

We must examine who these spaces and systems are designed for, who is missing, who is excluded by the business models we use, and whose interests are prioritized. As we work together to make open access the norm in scholarship and research, we must commit to critical reflection and building diversity, anti-racism, and equity into the structures that support these endeavors.