Everyone, everywhere

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Imagine a world where scholarly material can be shared by everyone, everywhere.

Here at the GSU library, we’re doing our part to unlock the gateway to knowledge. This week’s open access celebration unveiled the roll out of the GSU Digital Archive @ GSU and SelectedWorks sites for faculty and GSU scholars. The GSU Digital Archive @ GSU collects, preserves, and shares the unique scholarship of GSU in an open access environment. SelectedWorks are personal web pages that work in conjunction with the Digital Archive and highlight an individual’s research and teaching.

Without authors, we have nothing to share. So, we invited Gwen Spratt from Legal Affairs to talk about author’s rights and options when publishing. Publisher’s agreements often take away author’s rights to use their own work. Gwen discussed many options for authors when working with publishers including the SPARC Author Addendum.

If you missed this week’s events, catch up with important information on our guide for Open Access Week 2011.

We hope to see more of you at next year’s open access events. In the meantime, talk with Amy Elliott, our Digital Archive librarian. She can work with you to set up a SelectedWorks site, start an open access journal, or make your work available in the GSU Digital Archive @ GSU.

About Denise George

Denise George is an Assistant Professor and the Education Librarian at Georgia State University. Her research interests include the evolving role of open and affordable course content in higher education. She holds an MMU from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Valdosta State University.
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