The timing of this interview is perfect–(see also Konrad’s post from last week)–since this is Open Access Week, “an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”
To quote Jason from his 2010 post on Open Access Week, “Open Access scholarship allows researchers and universities to fulfill their public mission–and also to do more and better research.”
Check out the Open Access Week site for a schedule of events taking place worldwide, a variety of blog posts, a selection of videos, and some ideas for how to get involved (at the bottom of this page). If you’re on Twitter, look for the
Is your campus hosting any Open Access Week events? Is this an important issue for you, your colleagues, or your students? Let us know in comments!