Penn Libraries

The Penn Libraries Announce 2015 Symposium on Open Access



Press Contact:
Sara Leavens

Philadelphia, PA, October 12th, 2015—In recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries presents, “Open Dialogs on Open Access,” a month of events that will provide an opportunity to discuss the different nuances of open access in the creation and dissemination of information across the disciplines. The symposium will run from Monday, October 19th until Monday, November 16th and feature conversations with Penn faculty, librarians, and students as well as representatives from the University of Pennsylvania Press, the Office of the General Counsel, and Palgrave-Macmillian. Registration is encouraged but not required unless otherwise noted.

For a list of event dates, times, and descriptions please visit:


About the Penn Libraries
The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn’s 12 schools. The Libraries’ collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn’s great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design.  To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit

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