October 24-30 is the fifth annual Open Access Week. Open Access Week is a time to highlight and celebrate advances in scholarly openness. Open Access expands the reach of scholarship and increases opportunities for collaboration, both enriching and speeding up the research process.
Open Access to scholarly products has been the driving force behind the AAI since its inception. We are delighted to be celebrating Open Access week this year with a lecture given by Eric Kansa at the University of Arizona Libraries. Eric is one of three invited speakers addressing The Future of Data: Open Access and Reproducibility on October 25.
In other news, big kudos to the online journal Internet Archaeology, who have opened up access to all issues of the journal for the duration of Open Access Week. So fire up that hard drive and go do some research!
Finally, we’d also like to celebrate the long-term efforts of Chuck Jones and the Ancient World Online (AWOL) that for years has been highlighting Open Access materials related to the ancient world. AWOL is a rich resource with a large, global following, so check it out if you aren’t already a convert!