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Exercise Your Right to Research

To celebrate Open Access Week, the Duke Library has an exhibit in the Research Commons with information from the Right to Research Coalition a student-run group made up of 77 college student organizations who are committed to open access and have signed the Student Statement on the Right to Research.  A part of the exhibit […]

Furman Libraries Open Access Fund

The Furman University Libraries’ Open Access Fund (FUL OA Fund) supports open access publishing by helping to offset the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Furman authors. Furman University faculty, adjunct faculty, researchers, post-docs, staff and students in all disciplines are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to offset publication fees for peer-review, […]

Faculty Open Access Events

The following faculty events will be held on Tuesday, October 24th for Open Access Week:   Lever Press: Lunch and Learn Dining Hall, Trustees Dining Room Oct. 24. 11:45am – 12:45pm Enjoy a free lunch while Furman’s Dr. Aaron Simmons gives a presentation about the open access monographic publisher Lever Press. He will explain what […]

Open Access Week

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA published information is freely available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection – no subscription necessary. Each October, Open Access Week offers a chance to advocate for more scholarly work to be made available […]

Tame Wild Textbook Prices!

Did you know: Furman students spend an estimated $1,270 on textbooks each year (1) the cost of college textbooks has increased 88% in the last 10 years (2) there are free online open textbooks written by scholars in most academic disciplines there are Furman faculty who are using and creating open textbooks for their classes […]

Open Access Workshops: Tue & Thur

Open Access Publishing Open Access options are appearing in journals and books across disciplines. This workshop will introduce various types of Open Access, address benefits and potential drawbacks to Open Access publishing, and discuss special considerations when considering Open Access options. The new Furman University Libraries Open Access Fund will also be addressed. Where: James […]

Open Access Open House

Open Access Open House What’s better than food, games, and free stuff? Open Access food, games, and free stuff! This is a casual edutainment drop-in for students, faculty, and staff. Where: James B. Duke Library Front Porch When: Monday, Oct 24, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Are you interested in making your research openly accessible […]

What is Open Access?

What is Open Access?  Open Access is free, immediate, online availability of research articles with full re-use rights. Open Access is about making all scientific research content available for anyone anywhere in the world to read and access and build upon so people can do interesting things in new ways with the materials. The idea […]

Open Access Open House

Are you interested in making your research openly accessible online? Come to the Open Access Open House sponsored by the Furman University Libraries. Enjoy a free cupcake, chat with librarians, explore Open Access materials available in the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE), win fee prizes, and play games. Can’t make it to the Open House? […]

What is Open Access?

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder (Peter Suber). OA is achieved through two primary channels: archiving (Green OA) or publishing (Gold OA). OA publishing shifts the costs of content […]