January 31, 2020

'The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research' book series now open access

Researchers across the world now have free access to the book series "The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research" thanks to support from the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement (CCSE) in the Purdue Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University Press, and Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies.

"President Trump's First Term: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 5" will be published in February; however, this new book and all previous volumes are now available as freely downloadable PDFs on the Purdue e-Pubs text repository.

"As a university press we are not just concerned with publishing excellent scholarship, but also ensuring that our books have the greatest impact possible," said Justin Race, director, of Purdue University Press. "This is an important series we have produced for years, and we are thrilled that now anyone in the world can freely access the full text with a few clicks of a mouse."

The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research book series presents the finest interdisciplinary research using tools of the C-SPAN Archives, located near Purdue University and host of the online C-SPAN Video Library. Each volume highlights recent scholarship from leading experts and emerging voices in political science, journalism, psychology, computer science, communication, and a variety of other disciplines. "

"We are pioneering research using video from the C-SPAN Archives, and it is important that we get this research disseminated so that other scholars can easily access it," said Robert X. Browning, director of CCSE, executive director of the C-SPAN Archives, and editor of the book series. Browning also is professor of political science and communication.

The entire series will be available on the text repository, Purdue e-Pubs, which is supported by the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies.

"We are delighted to support access to The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research book series, which provides an important lens on history and our democracy," said Beth McNeil, dean of Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies. "By making it freely and openly available, the broadest possible public access to this important interdisciplinary research is ensured."

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