As we approach the close of Open Access Week…
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This week has been a very interesting as we hear the stories of how librarians (and in many cases students) have embraced Open Access Week.  While I have not attended any events in person, I have been able to share in many — some supported through the INASP competition, others managed and financed entirely by the host libraries.  A common theme and realisation coming out of the activities this year is around the increased visibility researchers get from publishing in Open Access journals and depositing their papers in repositories.  There have also been many comments about the value of using OA articles and an increasing awareness that these are of a high quality as they have usually gone through stringent peer review processes.

As the week draws to a close, I would like to share a few links and snippets to some of the events we have been watching, supported or took part in.

With all the enthusiasm and interest this year, I am already anticipating Open Access Week 2013!

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About Anne Powell

Anne Powell is the Programme Manager, Information Access and Use at INASP.
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