International Open Access Week 2020

The international Open Access Week 2020 begins today. The aim is to take up the topic of Open Access locally at many different locations worldwide during this week in order to promote free access to knowledge and information from publicly funded research and to provide information locally.

Open Access (OA) stands for free, unrestricted access to scientific publications and data that have primarily been financed by public funds. The Budapest Open Access Initiative defines Open Access as follows: "Open Access means that this literature should be made available free of charge and publicly available on the Internet so that interested parties can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search in, refer to, and otherwise use the full texts in any conceivable legal manner, without financial, legal or technical barriers beyond those associated with Internet access itself".

This week, we would like to draw attention to the topic of Open Access by publishing a short piece of information every day on the library's homepage and on our Facebook page.

You can also participate in our virtual cookie lecture on Wednesday 21.10 at 12:30 pm, but it will be in german.

Further information about Open Access as well as contact persons and advice can be found on our website or you can contact us personally:


Charlotte Meixner
Fachreferat Umwelt- und Naturwissenschaften
T +49 (0) 355 69-2364