BU’s Open Access Month

students learn wikipedia at BU LibrariesBU Libraries kicked off Open Access Month with a Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thon’ to raise awareness across BU of the open access movement. Open Access is a global initiative intended to expand access to unrestricted information.

Brad Wheeler, learning experience designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning, told The Daily Free Press that open access, and particularly the edit-a-thon, offers an opportunity for students to practice the valuable skills of sharing their knowledge through a digital medium.

“That expression of digital scholarship….is critical for students going forward,” Wheeler told The Daily Free Press. “Giving students and instructors the opportunity to make a real impact in the form of a community event is vital to maintaining the presence of our educational system.”

Learn more about other Open Access events. 

Or contact Anna Newman, Open Access Specialist, at newmanaa@bu.edu or 617-358-8563.

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