• Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.
  • Open Access is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue (even profit), print, preservation, prestige, quality, career-advancement, indexing, and other features and supportive services associated with conventional scholarly literature.

  • Peter Suber, "Open Access Overview," 2004 (revised 2010)

    Find out more about Open Access, its benefits to you, what Pitt is doing to support Open Access, and what's new on the international stage for Open Access.


    Now available online--Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm

    View the slides and announcement for this event here

    Open Access Week 2014: October 20-26

    Pitt celebrated its 4th Open Access Week with three events—
    Historic Pittsburgh Fair

    Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm
    featuring keynote speaker Erin McKiernan with a panel of Pitt faculty members responding to her presentation

    The Challenge of Openness and Transparency in Scholarly Communication
    cohosted by the University Libraries of Carnegie Mellon University and the University Library System,
    University of Pittsburgh

    Open Access Week 2015: October 19-25
    Watch this space for details on future Open Access Week events at Pitt.

    Open Access Week: Past events
    Be sure to take a look at past Open Access Week programs and activities held at Pitt.