Open Access Week is a global event now entering its fifth year. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted." More details are at this address: http://www.openaccessweek.org/
A new Rod Library scholarly communications page provides an overview of open access issues, such as authors rights and identification of "green" publishers with the least restrictive copyright policies. More details are available here: Scholarly Communications.