Open Access Week is a global event that was initiated in 2007. Its purpose is to promote open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Stay tuned for details of CSHL's Open Access Week 2012 activities (to be held October 22-28, 2012).
There are many ways that universities, research laboratories, libraries, and other institutions can support open access, ranging from simply providing information to enacting open access policies and establishing institutional repositories:
In addition to specific programs that promote open access, institutions can do business differently and provide support services that enable open access publishing:
The open access movement is international in scope and extends to developing and emerging countries through programs that provide free or low-cost access to research publications and other services: