New Heroes for the Next Presidency

Former Harvard Librarian Robert Darnton outlines a partnership between the newly appointed Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, and a (presumptive) new President Clinton, calling on them to join forces to “champion Open Access” and “restore the Public Domain” in a piece published on October 27, 2016 in The New York Review of Books.

Regardless of your politics, the piece is an interesting read that examines how the original purpose of many of our nation’s laws have strayed from their original purpose over the years leading to the current landscape of pay-to-access knowledge.



Get Ready for Open Access Week 2016

International Open Access Week takes place on October 24-30. This year’s theme of Open in Action is about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

Ready to act or curious about how to participate? Check out Commit to Putting Open in Action which provides eight choices to choose from.