CIRDAP Aziz-ul Haq Library celebrates International Open Access Week 2018

CIRDAP Aziz-ul Haq Library celebrated International Open Access Week (OA) on 28th October 2018. The International Open Access Week (OA) was celebrating all over the world during 22-28 October every year. Open access (OA) refers to free, unrestricted online access to research outputs such as journal articles and books. OA content is open to all, with no access fees. A global event is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, 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. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Dr Usharani Boruah, Librarian, CIRDAP welcomed all CIRDAP Staff to the event. She spoke about Open Access week and its importance.

Director General CIRDAP Mr Tevita G. Boseiwaqa Taginavulau had given speeches about knowledge dissemination to the rural poor and how poor people can gain knowledge and resources free.

Mr George Chandra Babu, Programme Officer Research division delivered a speech about the history of Open Access and why it is important for the researcher, Scholars, students, Educational Institutions, Research Organizations, Engineering & Medicinal institutes etc.

Mr Zakaria Programme Coordinator of CIRDAP also spoke about the benefit of Open Access resources.

On this Occasion, DG CIRDAP distributed CIRDAP Publications to the staff.