Today is the first day of Open Access Week. All week, we’ll be joining SPARC and numerous other organizations to celebrate the importance of open access.

Put simply, open access is the practice of making research and other materials freely available online, ideally under licenses that permit widespread dissemination. Open access publishing plays a huge role in the dissemination of knowledge, culture, and ideas.

Check back all week for new #OAWeek content from EFF. We'll be updating this blog post with links:

When You Work in the Open, Everyone Can Be a Collaborator
Open access opens the door to a type of collaboration that wouldn’t exist otherwise.

FASTR Ensures that Publicly Funded Research Belongs to the Public
When taxpayers pay for research, everyone should have access to it.

How Trade Agreements Harm Open Access and Open Source
We should hardly be surprised that trade agreements are bad news for open access and open source. But neither should we accept it.

Open Access Is a Human Rights Issue
It’s sometimes easy to forget what’s really at stake. At its heart, open access isn’t an abstract, academic debate.

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