Open Access Week and CORE Scholar

October 15, 2012

The 6th annual Open Access Week Oct. 22-28 provides an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue learning about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Wright State University Libraries are leading the campus Open Access movement with CORE Scholar.

Open Access to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use those results as you need - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

The Libraries' CORE Scholar is Wright institutional repository. Compared to commercial publishers pressured to earn revenue on their journals, the Libraries offer publishing as a service to campus in whatever subject areas Wright State University specializes in or needs in the form of:

  • Online journals
  • e-books
  • monographs
  • event management/conference papers & proceedings
  • Scholarly articles
  • faculty scholarship pages (with usage statistics, RSS feeds, and subscriber tracking)

CORE Scholar provides the opportunity to create and edit your own professional online journals, e-books and monographs, plus present all conference materials online before/during/after the event, and faculty scholarship pages containing all of your scholarly works in one place. Everything in CORE Scholar is full-text searchable and accessible internationally.

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 towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Learn about the University Libraries efforts to build an open access institutional repository and help us to brainstorm about adding new materials to the repository created by you and your department.

Please register to attend any or all of these sessions:

CORE Scholar - Open Access Week
Monday, Oct. 22 - Room 315, Dunbar Library

Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons; 9:00 - 10:00am
A brief overview of the open access movement, the history & development of institutional repositories, and the basic values and functionality of Digital Commons and Selected Works.

Introduction to CORE Scholar; 10:00 - 10:30am
An overview of the institutional repository initiative at Wright State.

Repository Collection Development: An Inclusive, Partnership-based Approach; 11:00am - Noon
The repository as a service: developing robust, relevant collections with campus partners. Covers types of collections, examples, and through individual stories highlights the collaborative, service-oriented nature of the work. Time for questions and brainstorming included.

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