If you are a librarian, you may be aware that it’s Open Access Week. If you are a faculty member, you may have heard the term open access spoken to you by a librarian. Think back. It’s there. It may also be muddled with something like journal subscriptions. Bundling. The big deal. If you’ve interacted with a librarian and left feeling vaguely aware that open access is something that matters, but you can’t remember why; don’t worry. PHD TV put together a lovely video that clearly communicates what open access is and why it is important.
Open Access Explained