Today, 45 percent of scholarly research is published in some kind of Open Access format. Why is so much research being published in this format? What exactly is Open Access research and why is it important to research institutions and researchers? How have traditional journal publishers responded to Open Access? What are universities and other research institutions doing to curate and collect Open Access research? Can we rely on for-profit Open Access publishers to preserve research when their profit motives change? Peter Suber sits down with Digi*Pub host Jack Cashman of the Harvard Alumni Association to talk through these questions in light of the Harvard Open Access Project’s goal to encourage the growth of open access to research at Harvard and beyond. In the post-interview panel discussion, Jack is joined by Laura Linnaeus and Sue Brown, both of Macmillan Learning, to talk about the benefits of openly available research, the opportunities for publishers to use careful curation of Open Access content as a means of revenue, and how Open Access research in specific fields can supercharge innovation and growth.