the class

the class

Open Access Movement: a philosophy, a dance, a practice

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A philosophy: Open-access research outputs are online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. A dance: A ballerina makes her performance accessible to a student outside the formal dance performance space, which traditionally features restrictive financial barriers. The student learns a set of ballet movements, and adapts them to her own contemporary style. She passes them onto her own dance class. One member of the class recognizes an opportunity to transform these movements in a new physical therapy situation. A practice: Making work openly accessible allows adaptation, transformation, and attribution (orange accessories not required). Whether we're talking about access to traditional scholarly publications or traditional dance forms, making them available to a broader audience enables the transformation and reuse of the original creation. This short film was produced by Columbia University Libraries/Information Services' Center for Digital Research and Scholarship and Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services. Open Access Week (20-26 October, 2014), a global event now in its 7th year, promotes open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. To participate in events around the world, head to www.openaccessweek.org. To learn more about Open Access: http://www.righttoresearch.org/learn/whyOA/index.shtml at Columbia University: http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/open-access/ at Barnard College: http://bit.ly/OpenAccessBarnard