Open access (OA) means making research publications freely available so anyone can benefit from reading and using research.
Open access can be more than making research available to read, but also allowing others to re-use that research. Research data and books are also increasingly made available openly.
Open access is part of a wider ‘open’ movement to encourage free exchange of knowledge and resources in order to widen access and encourage creativity.
Learn more about OA by watching the videos of (1) ‘What is Open Access?’ and (2) ‘Open Access Explained!’
Open Access has the following benefits:
One-to-one Research Consultation Service
Provides a personal research consultation service to registered HKU / HKU SPACE academic staff and HKU postgraduate students on effective information research pertaining to their research projects. Please make an appointment with your Librarians in specialised subjects.
Subject-specific Library Instruction Courses
Groups of staff or students can request library instruction courses according to their information needs. For details, please contact your Librarians in specialised subjects.
Research Consultation (Eligible to HKU academic staff and postgraduate students only)