‘open access’ Category

Popular Research in GustieScholar

In 2020, GustieScholar, the open access institutional repository of the Gustavus community had over 3500 page views. The Faculty/Staff and Student repositories hold published material, where the publisher and copyright holder allow for self-archiving for academic purposes. These works included many articles that have been published open access, such as with Creative Commons licenses, and […]

Open Access Week

Happy Open Access Week! We in the library appreciate Open Access because this publishing model allows researchers and scholars to provide their materials for free to the global community. Some make the choice to publish Open Access out of a desire to make their work known to the widest possible number of people, while others […]

Open Access Books

Most of the efforts to make research open access has focused on journal articles, but there are a number of interesting efforts afoot to make scholarly books free to all, too. Here are some links. Digital Culture Books from the University of Michigan publishes intriguing books about aspects of our digital culture. OAPENĀ is a European […]

New Faculty Anthology

In honor of Open Access Week, we have published an open access anthology of faculty insights into their teaching, their scholarship, the ways they serve the community, and how their work aligns with the mission of the college. Fifteen faculty members generously volunteered to make statements they originally wrote for tenure and promotion public. We […]

And Yet More on Open Access

… this news just in. The faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, passed an open access mandate similar to the one passed by Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Trinity is the first liberal arts college to pass such a mandate. The news is so fresh I don’t have anything to link to, […]

More on Open Access

A bill currently in Congress would instruct federal agencies that provide significant funds for research to ensure that the results of that publicly funded research are made public. (That’s a lot of “public” in that last sentence, but hey, there’s a reason for that. It’s a simple equation: public funding of research = public knowledge.) […]