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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access.  The website is located at: lib.purdue.edu/openaccess

Open Access (OA) describes the online, free-of-charge, public access to the scholarly journal literature (in particular) that has until very recently been only available to the reader through subscriptions or affiliation with an institution that pays subscription fees. By changing the way in which publication is funded, Open Access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.

The Open Access at Purdue website provides news and resources about the Open Access movement. Most importantly it also provides easy workflows through which members of the Purdue community can make their work Open Access with assistance from the Libraries.

 Sources:

  • Dave Scherer, scholarly repository specialist, Purdue e-Pubs,  dscherer@purdue.edu, (765) 494-8511
  • Donna Ferullo, director, University Copyright Office, ferullo@purdue.edu, (765) 496-3864

Related website:

  • lib.purdue.edu/openaccess
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