by Agnes Gambill
Did you know that journal subscriptions cost universities and libraries millions of dollars? Even Harvard can’t afford the rising prices.
Open access is the free, immediate availability of research and scholarship on the internet. Open access breaks down traditional barriers to knowledge-sharing, including paywalls, price hikes by publishers, and copyright/licensing restrictions, and ensures that knowledge can be accessed by anyone. The result of this movement is paramount: ideas are born, discoveries are made, life-saving breakthroughs are developed, and creativity is encouraged all because of the interconnected, global networks developed through barrier-free research dissemination.
Appalachian State University recognizes the value of open and universal access to research and scholarship.
To find out more about open access journals, scholarly publishing, open educational resources, and author’s rights, please contact Scholarly Communications for further information. For more resources, check out Appalachian’s LibGuide on Open Access and ACRL’s Open Access Toolkit.
Please join us in celebrating Open Access Week @ App State, March 18–22, 2019.