October 21 2014 there was an event held dedicated to the annual international Open Access Week in the Library of Raina Boulevard (Raiņa Blvd. 19).

The event was organised this year by the Library of the University of Latvia where participants could get information about possibilities given by BioMed Central and SpringerOpen Membership program. BioMed Central - SpringerOpen sales executive Megan Friedman gave presentation about aim of this program to remove some of cost from the author - their organization or institution covers all or part of an article-processing charge (APC) by becoming a Member. There are given three different membership programs: Prepay Membership, Shared Support Membership, Supporter Membership - for Universities and institutes. The Library of the University of Latvia representatives shared their experience of participation in the European Commission's 7th Framework Program projects and also talked about work that is involved with making supply of e-resources and e-literacy promotion in the Open Access aspect. The Library of the University of Latvia is the National Open Access information centre in Latvia within the project OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus; the Library of the University of Latvia also supports Open Access to information in education and research within the research network ENCES (European network for Copyright in support of Education and Science). Presentation: Friedman Megan, Open access publishing in light of global developments in scholarly publishing