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Learn More & Get Inspired By This Year’s Open Access Week!

October 24, 2022

Open Access Week 2022 themed graphic; image of littered beach with "Open for Climate Justice" text and hashtag, along with Open Access Week logos and date

Jennifer Beamer, Scholarly Communications Librarian

We invite you to get inspired, embrace the spirit and join us in celebrating the 15th annual International Open Access Week which is themed “Open for Climate Justice” and takes place this week from October 24 – 30, 2022.

“This year’s global theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community,” says the Open Access Week website. It goes on to say “Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.”

The Claremont Colleges Library proudly supports education about and the practice of Open Access, Open Data, Open Education Resources, Open Textbooks and much more. Fortunately, each year Open Access Week provides an opportunity for the Library and fellow open access advocates to help inspire wider participation in making Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research by engaging our communities and sharing new insights on and the potential benefits of Open Access.

The benefits of Open Access include…

  • Scholarly information and research results are free, immediate and made easily accessible through online channels.
  • As a researcher, you have the right to use and re-use those results as you need.
  • The power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.
  • Direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science and industry, as well as for society as a whole.
  • Many members of The Claremont Colleges participate in widely sharing their research and scholarship via the principles of Open Access.

Be sure to follow Open Access Week activities around the world by following #OAWeek2022 on Twitter and by visiting

You can also learn more about Open Access on the SPARC website, or for additional questions please contact