International Open Access Week is a global event during which the academic and research communities continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access to information -- the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need -- 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. (Adapted from Open Access Week's about page )

Each year, the University of Mississippi Libraries participates in International Open Access Week by hosting a variety of presentations, workshops, and panels. The goal is to promote awareness and use of open access materials across campus in order to work toward a more equitable future for research and education.

For Open Access Week 2022, registration is required for all sessions. Sessions will be recorded.

Please contact Abbie Norris ( for questions and accessibility requests.

Browse the contents of Open Access Week:

Open for Climate Justice: Open Access Week 2022
It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity, Open Access Week 2021
Open with Purpose: Open Access Week 2020
Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge: Open Access Week 2019
Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge: Open Access Week 2018