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Open Access Week

What is open access? Open access refers to scholarly journals, textbooks, and data that are not hidden behind a paywall blocking students and researchers from accessing them for academic and research purposes. The purpose of Open Access Week is to raise awareness of the importance of having free access to information and to encourage libraries, […]

Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives. The Furman Libraries support open access in the following ways: Open […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Lever Press Sets Gears in Motion

Librarians have been talking excitedly about Lever Press, an open-access publisher for digital scholarship led by liberal arts colleges, for several years. Furman was one of the 40 Oberlin Group libraries to support Lever Press at its inception. A recent article in Inside Higher Ed announces that the publisher expects to publish its first works this year.

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 […]