Open with Purpose: Open Access Week 2020

The 2020 Digital Scholarship Committee of the University of Mississippi Libraries is proud to host events during International Open Access Week, October 19-25. The theme this year is “Open with Purpose.” While “openness can be a powerful tool for building more equitable systems of sharing knowledge” it is important to recognize the “historic legacies of injustice” – barriers in the form of racism, discrimination, and exclusion – even in spaces where “openness is a core value.” It is equally important that we recognize who is being excluded from this space and work towards a more inclusive, equitable knowledge sharing system. Join us for a series of events that will explore ways in which you can participate in open access at the University of Mississippi and be part of a growing, worldwide movement to bring equity to research and education.

All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Register here.

Sessions will be recorded. Please contact Abbie Norris ( for questions and accessibility requests.

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Wednesday, October 21st
1:00 PM

eGrove at Two: Updates on the University of Mississippi’s Institutional Repository

Michelle Emanuel, University of Mississippi
Abigail Norris, University of Mississippi

Virtual: Zoom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, October 22nd
10:00 AM

Challenging Myths of Open Access

Brian Young, University of Mississippi
Anne Cafer, University of Mississippi
Robert E. Cummings, University of Mississippi
Greg Johnson, University of Mississippi

Virtual: Zoom

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

Finding and Using Open Access Materials

Adam Clemons, University of Mississippi

Virtual: Zoom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM