Wednesday, October 16, 2013

International Open Access Week, Oct. 21-27

October 21-27 is International Open Access Week.

What Is Open Access?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access at Mac

The Library at Macalester actively promotes open access to scholarly works. A major component of our open access scholarly communication services is our institutional repository: Digital Commons at Macalester.

Almost a Million Downloads!

Since 2007, the total number of downloads from Digital Commons at Macalester now stands at over 928,000. This number includes Professor Joan Ostrove's article Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment, which by itself has been downloaded over 3,200 times.