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How the Brandeis Library Supports Open Access

October 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Over the past decade, open access (OA) has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public—as well as librarians.

The Brandeis Library supports OA through several important initiatives:

Brandeis University is a member of the HathiTrust Digital Library which is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Brandeis also helps support a variety of open access programs, including Knowledge Unlatched and Reveal Digital. The aim of Knowledge Unlatched is to create a sustainable route to OA for scholarly books. Reveal Digital’s crowd-funding model uses library acquisition dollars to fund the development of digital collections. Collections digitized through Digital Reveal include Independent Voices, a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines from the latter half of the 20th century and Hate in America: The Rise and Fall of The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.

In addition, the library promotes OA through the Brandeis Open Access Fund, which supports scholarly publishing for faculty, staff, and students in established scholarly journals that are not supported through subscriptions.

To learn more about how Brandeis Library supports OA, visit Brandeis University Scholarly Communications.

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