Open Access Week: October 23-29, 2023

October 23, 2023
Open Access Week: October 23-29, 2023

Every year in October academic organizations, scholars, libraries, and research institutions across the world celebrate the Open Access Week (October 23-29). This is an important opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge-sharing systems.

This year’s theme – Community over Commercialisation, encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not.

To learn more about OA and the various ways of OA publishing opportunities, you are more than welcome to visit us at Panitza Library or schedule an individual meeting with us. Panitza Library LibGuide Open Educational Resources can also help you in that direction. You can also check the updated LibGuide for Open Access Week.

Print Books:

  1. Baldwin, P. (2014). The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle. Princeton, New Jersey. K1420.5 .B359 2014
  2. Bruckman, A.S. (2022). Should you believe Wikipedia?: online communities and the construction of knowledge. Cambridge University Press. HM742 .B78 2022
  3. Christensen, G., Freese, J., & Miguel, E. (2019). Transparent and reproducible social science research: how to do open science. Oakland, California. Q180.55.S7 C47 2019
  4. Finlay, S.C (Ed.). (2021). The complete guide to institutional repositories. Chicago: ALA Editions. ZA4081.86 .C66 2021
  5. Leitch, T. (2014). Wikipedia U : knowledge, authority, and liberal education in the digital age. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. LC1011 .L44 2014
  6. Morozov, E. (2011). The net delusion : the dark side of Internet freedom. New York, NY: PublicAffairs. HM851 .M665 2011
  7. Orna, E., & Stevens, G. (2009). Managing information for research: practical help in researching, writing and designing dissertations. Maidenhead : Open University Press. T58.64 .O76 2009
  8. Pearce, J. M. (2014). Open-source lab: how to build your own hardware and reduce research costs. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier. Q185 .P43 2014
  9. Slauter, W. (2019). Who owns the news? : a history of copyright. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press. Z652.N4 S57 2019
  10. Williams, K. M. (2022). Doing research to improve teaching and learning: a guide for college and university faculty. Routledge. LB2326.3 .W55 2022

When off campus, please enter your credentials to access the e-books.


  1. Alemneh, D. G. (Ed.). (2022). Handbook of research on the global view of open access and scholarly communications. IGI Global. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  2. Baldwin, P. (2014). The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. Princeton University Press. JSTOR.
  3. Blessinger, P., & Bliss, T. J. (Eds.). (2016). Open education : International perspectives in higher education. Open Book Publishers. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  4. Guibault, L., Angelopoulos, C., Tsipouri, L., & Stenius, V. (Eds.). (2011). Open content licensing : From theory to practice. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  5. Jhangiani, R. S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (Eds.). (2017). Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. Ubiquity Press. JSTOR.
  6. Miedema, F. (2021). Open science: The very idea. Springer Netherlands. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  7. Pinfield, S., Wakeling, S., Bawden, D., & Robinson, L. (2020). Open access in theory and practice: The theory-practice relationship and openness. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  8. Simpson, O. (2012). Supporting students for success in online and distance education: Third edition. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  9. Shank, J. D. (2014). Interactive open educational resources: A guide to finding, choosing, and using what’s out there to transform college teaching. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  10. Suber, P. (2012). Open access. MIT Press. ProQuest Ebook Central.