Editor’s Note: We will feature Open Access-related content on the blog all week to celebrate International Open Access Week. Keep an eye on the ‘OA Week‘ tag to see more.

For six years now the OSU Libraries has set aside time, first one day and now a full week, to recognize open access publishing issues and initiatives.   We’ve hosted some lively debates and thought-provoking workshops.  This year we will be highlighting a few national programs and discussions.

OAweekLogoOn Monday, October 21, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank will kick start Open Access Week with a 60-minute panel discussion, Open Access: Redefining Impact.  Panelists will discuss changing methods for measuring scholarly output.

The session will be recorded so you can choose to join it live or view at your convenience.  The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm (Eastern).  A list of panelists and instructions for accessing the webcast are available on the event website.

By the way, if you are new to the concept of open access or need a quick overview to use when explaining it to others, Peter Suber’s Brief Introduction will probably do the trick.

— Lynda Hartel