Center for Digital Learning at SUNY Geneseo

Happy International Open Access Week!

Open Access Week logo Open Access Week 2020

And an unconventional Open Access Week it is. The theme of this year’s week of amplifying and educating folks on Open Access is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structual Equity and Inclusion”. With all of this year’s challenges, it has proven itself a year of action for many, whether that has been through going to the medical frontlines of this pandemic, taking to the streets to demonstrate against social injustice, adding childcare to your school or workday, or casting your vote, we’ve all had to take action this year in, at times, unexpected ways. International Open Access Week is yet another opportunity for our community of open advocates “to coordinate in taking action to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work” (Shockey, 2020,

The Open Services Committee, based out of Milne Library, is offering numerous Open Access-themed events this week to educate and collaborate with the Geneseo campus community around Open Access:

Monday, October 19, 2020 — Sunday, October 25, 2020

Open Access Week Upload-a-thon

Help expand KnightScholar, Geneseo’s institutional repository, by depositing material yourself, or by completing this form to put your materials in a queue for KnightScholar upload.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Common Watch: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall Discussion Panel @4pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Learning about Geneseo’s freshly minted Open Access Policy.

Keep an eye on Milne’s Blog for more information on all of these topics (and more!) throughout the week!