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Open Access

This guide will provide recommendations and assistance in finding information about Open Access.

Open Access/Education Week 2021

Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week 2019 October 21 through 27

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Open Access Week 2018


Paywall Film Screening and Discussion
6pm Library Croslin Room
Texas Tech University Libraries will be hosting a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Paywall is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Virtual Upload-A-Thon
10/22- 10/26
Send a citation and accepted version (peer-reviewed, unformatted manuscript) of your most recent article to your personal librarian. 


2017 Open Access Week Activities

Inaugural Faculty Open Access Award
The Open Access Award recognized faculty from multiple ranks. Recipients included D. Gilson, English; Martin Binks, Nutritional Sciences; Jacalyn Robert-McComb, Kinesiology and Sport Management.

Ask a Librarian about Open Access
Librarians were available at various locations on campus to discuss open access.
Virtual Upload-A-Thon
The library held it's second annual submission drive to openly archive previously published faculty publications in ThinkTech.

Open In Oder To…” Social Media Campaign

TTU Scholarly Publishing posted real stories of local and global impact every day in October on Facebook and Twitter.

2015 Open Access Week