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It’s Open Access Week!

At Lane Library, we offer workshops and support for open science throughout the year but, in celebration of Open Access Week (October 25-31), we wanted to highlight some of our upcoming activities.

The theme of OA Week this year is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”. This aligns with the recent recommendation made by the United Nations Educational scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) which outlines four core values for open science: quality and integrity, collective benefit, equity and fairness, and diversity and inclusiveness. The UNESCO recommendation includes several areas of action. The first of these is to promote a common understanding of open science, its associated benefits, and challenges, as well as diverse paths to open science. To meet this, we’re offering a special class this week:

An Introduction to Open Science and Open Access
Tuesday, October 26
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This class is intended as a primer on open access, data sharing, and other elements of open science. Though we’ll be talking about some policies and tools that may have particular relevance to researchers working in biomedicine or at Stanford, this class is free and open to all.


Lane Library also maintains guides on Understanding Open Access and Data Management and Sharing that can be accessed anytime. Complementing resources like the Stanford Digital Repository, researchers at Stanford can publish their data free of charge through the Dryad Data Repository.

October 26th will also see the next meeting of the Bay Area Open Science Group. If you are affiliated with Stanford, UCSF, or UC Berkeley and are interested in learning more about open science, join our growing community!

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