Purdue University Libraries launches new, open access resource website

October 15, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In association with Open Access Week - Oct. 21-27, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, open access website with key resources, timely information and university expertise. The website is located at: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/openaccess 

Open Access 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 the 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 toward 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 to others with assistance from the Libraries. 

Contacts: Dave Scherer, scholarly repository specialist, Purdue e-Pubs, 765-494-8511, dscherer@purdue.edu 

Donna Ferullo, director, Purdue University Copyright Office, 765-496-3864, ferullo@purdue.edu

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