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Honoring Open Access Week 2023: Celebrating ‘Community Over Commercialization’

Ladies and gentlemen,

We are thrilled to invite you to join us in honouring Open Access Week 2023, a global celebration of knowledge sharing and unrestricted access to scholarly research. This year, the Open Access Week takes place from the 23rd to the 29th of October, under the banner of ‘Community Over Commercialization.’

The overarching aim of this event is to foster dialogues and deliberations regarding the best approaches to open scholarship, prioritizing the interests of both the public and the academic community. We seek to identify those avenues that truly empower individuals to freely access, use, and reuse the fruits of scholarly research.

Open Access, as many of you know, embodies the principles of free, immediate, and online availability of research findings. It champions your right to harness, adapt, and disseminate these findings as you see fit. This year’s theme, ‘Community Over Commercialization,’ underscores the importance of open access as a cornerstone of community-driven knowledge-sharing systems.

We encourage everyone to become an active part of this global celebration by embracing the call to action. By doing so, we can collectively raise awareness about the significance of community control over the dissemination of knowledge.

To embark on your journey of exploration, we invite you to visit our extensive array of open-access databases available at These resources are here to empower you in your quest for knowledge and academic growth.

Kyambogo University Library proudly joins the worldwide celebration of Open Access Week 2023. From the 23rd to the 29th of October, our library will actively participate in this monumental event. We believe that our commitment to creating awareness is essential to the cause, as this week is celebrated across the globe.

During this special week, we encourage every member of the Kyambogo University community to engage with us. Please make the most of the opportunity to visit our various Library service centers, where our dedicated staff are ready to assist you in any way they can. Alternatively, you can reach out to us through email at and, and we will be delighted to address any inquiries or provide guidance on Open Access.

The Open Access Week 2023 is a global celebration that brings us all together under the common banner of unrestricted access to knowledge. It is a reminder that open scholarship is a vital and democratic force in the world of academia, where ‘Community Over Commercialization’ is the guiding light. We look forward to celebrating this remarkable week with you, as we collectively champion the cause of open access and community control of knowledge-sharing systems.

Thank you for your participation, and let us embrace the power of open scholarship for the betterment of all.

University Library

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