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Posts Tagged ‘ oa2017 ’

Open Access Week: Scaling the Paywall

We are lucky at Loyola University Chicago to have fantastic library collections and great options for interlibrary loan, but we don’t have access to everything, and these services are mostly for current faculty, staff, and students. What do you do if you can’t get an article through the library? Academic articles are costly to...
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Open Access Week: Ebooks

Open Access Ebooks In the world of open access publishing, open access journals are the most common format for disseminating scholarly research, while publication of open access monographs – ebooks that are available for free online – has lagged behind. However, the momentum behind open access ebooks is building, and there are some interesting...
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Open Access Week: Open Educational Resources

A key element in the Open Access movement is the development of Open Educational Resources, or OERs. Open Educational Resources are educational materials that are in the public domain and open to anyone to use, adapt, and share. OERs are often thought of as free online textbooks, but this category of materials can also...
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Open Access at Loyola

We do open access at Loyola in order to highlight the amazing work our faculty and students are doing, to give access to those who might not have it otherwise, and participate in a global scholarly conversation. Highlighting Our Faculty and Students We have more than 8,500 items in eCommons, our institutional repository. 1,153...
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Open Access Week: “Open in order to…”

“Open in order to _____.” That’s the theme of the 10th International Open Access Week, October 23-29, 2017. In April, Nick Shockey wrote, “This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. ‘Open in order to…’ serves as a prompt...
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