EWU Library Observes International Open Access Week 2018

Shaharima Parvin, Assistant Librarian, East West University
26 October 2018

East West University Library organized 2 days program to observe International Open Access Week 2018 from 23 October to 24 October 2018. International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research.

The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. This week established by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and partners in the student community in 2008. This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. Every year, EWU Library organizes different events for celebrating this week. This year, EWU Library observed this week with a series of programs including Decoration Library with several banners for conveying the message of the event, Awareness Building Campaign and Quiz Competition.

There were many participants in the awareness building campaign and numerous more interested in the quiz competition. The quiz competition was made up of 10 sessions and around 55 students participated in this competition. They were very eager to learn all the facts about open access and how to put it to practice in their academic life.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Fakrul Alam and a couple of respective Chairpersons have visited the campaign booth. They appreciated our approach and mentioned that this is an effective way to raise awareness on this issue among the university community. They also added that this is the first time that any such event has been organized by an academic library in Bangladesh.