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Open Access Week: 2018 Exhibitions

Open Access week brings the scholarly community together in the hopes of making Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.



Microfiches [Open Access Series]

The majority of scientific journals are owned by an oligopoly of publishers that decides subscription fees. The high costs are even more problematic given that neither the authors nor

reviewers of these articles are remunerated. Digital media has made possible the emergence of an alternative mode of publishing scholarly knowledge, known as open access. 

Microfiches is the encyclopedic project where art encounters knowledge. Each collection is comprised of 10 to 15 cards presenting key elements of a subject.

The texts are written by a renowned specialist and visually interpreted by an artist. This textual and visual content is printed on cards and declined on a variety

of other printed and digital medium. (From

This exhibition is organized in conjunction with la bibliothèque de l’École de technologie supérieure.


Exhibit Locations
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, 809 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C1 
Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 3459 McTavish, Redpath Library Building (just past bridge)

Touch Table Exhibition | Open Access Week 2018

Check out our interactive touch-table exhibit and learn how open access is important to the scholarly community.




Exhibit locations:
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, main floor

Humanities and Social Sciences Library lobby, main floor



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