There is currently very little awareness of Open Access at AUC, and in Egypt as a whole. As a result, a small team at AUC are organizing an Open Access Week. The events will focus on the critical role of Open Access in creating equal access to scholarship, and on its potential to promote research. It aims to stimulate a debate on campus, and to introduce the practical tools and mechanisms that make OA publishing possible.
The panel will report on the event, from the planning stage to its outcomes. It will describe the process which was used to gain institutional support and funding for the event, and point to materials that other can use to Open Access at their institutions. The presenters hope that the panel will serve to encourage other AMICAL members to plan for similar events, and to enter into cooperative projects focussed on promoting Open Access