Open Access Day 2008

In case you missed it, the 2008 Open Access day was October 14th and the library's Scholarly Communications office celebrated with a successful awareness campaign. Take a look at their web site for all the highlights http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/openaccessday.phtml

Cool OA facts:


  • More than 300 University of Minnesota researchers have published their research in open-access journals since 2003.
  • U researchers get a 10-15% discount when publishing in open-access journals from Public Library of Science (PLoS), BioMed Central, and Nucleic Acids Research, thanks to subscriptions by the U Libraries.
  • The University of Minnesota Press has just released Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now by Gary Hall, a pioneer in open access publishing in the humanities.
  • NIH-funded U researchers can get help from the U Libraries and SPA in meeting NIH’s open-access requirement.

Find out how to get involved at http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom