EWU Library Observed International Open Access Week 2018

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Wednesday, October 24, 2018

East West University Library organized 2 days program to observe International Open Access Week 2018. International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. Established by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and partners in the student community in 2008. This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work. There are so many ways to promote Open Access within community according to your role. You can visit the following links for more details:

A very brief introduction to Open Access

What Faculty can do to promote Open Access

What Librarians can do to promote Open Access

What Research Funders can do to promote Open Access

What Universities and Administrators can do to promote Open Access

In this connection, EWU Library celebrated this week with a series of programs to highlight this week for raising awareness among university community. 

Day and Time  Activities Venue

Day-1 (23 October 2018)

8:45 am to 9:45 pm

Decoration library with several banners for conveying the message of the week EWU Library 

Day-2 (24 October 2018)

10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Awareness building campaign and quiz competition

EWU Corridor