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Open Access Week: You Guessed How Much We Spend

Open Access Week Open For Whom? written in multiple languages

Last week during Open Access Week if you walked through Lewis Library or the Information Commons, you might have noticed a large tub of candy. Each piece of candy represented $10,000 spent on journals and databases, and we asked you to guess how many pieces of candy were in the box. We chose six...
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Sharing Promotes Equity: eCommons and Open Access

Sharing Promotes Equity: eCommons and Open Access

Since its creation in 2012, eCommons has had over 3.6 million downloads of work by Loyolans. Loyola eCommons is an open-access, sustainable, and secure repository created to preserve and provide access to research, scholarship, and creative works created by the university community for the benefit of Loyola students, faculty, staff, and the larger world....
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Open For Textbooks: Open Access Week 2019

Open For Textbooks: Open Access Week 2019

Need to check out a textbook? The University Libraries has textbooks from among the largest classes on campus. Starting this semester, we also have all of the required textbooks for Arrupe College courses. Why do the Libraries offer textbooks? During the 2018-19 academic year, the average undergraduate student needed to budget $1,240-1,440 for books...
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University Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week and Friends of Libraries Week

University Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week and Friends of Libraries Week

Loyola University Chicago Libraries celebrates two important awareness events the week of October 20th — Open Access Week and National Friends of Libraries Week. In 2009, the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries was founded as an organization that supports the libraries’ vision of being Loyola’s gateway to the world of information and...
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Welcome to Open Access Week 2019

Welcome to Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week is a yearly celebration of all the work that goes in to making open scholarship, data, and education resources. This year’s international theme “Open for Whom?” invites us to consider equity. Whose voices are included in open scholarship? Whose work “counts”? What Is Open Access? “Open access” is a term used...
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Open Access Week 2018: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Open Access Week 2018: Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

For the Loyola University Chicago’s Libraries celebration of Open Access Week 2018, we wanted to focus on an issue of equity that is of utmost importance to students: the cost of textbooks. Students pay a lot of money—often in the four figures—for textbooks, an expense that’s hard to absorb on top of the other...
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