Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. - Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Open Access Week is Oct. 23-29, 2023, and the theme is Community Over Commercialization. Celebratewith the Iowa State University Library. The graphic above, Open Access by the Numbers, presents updated statistics about how your library supports open resources. Learn more about the wide variety of events planned during OAW 2023, and join the celebration.