Posted: October 13, 2015 -- letizia

Stories about historic preservation, biofuels research and special education are among those that will be shared by faculty in a month-long exhibit celebrating open access that will open Oct. 19 at WSU.

During Open Access Week and for three weeks after, WSU Libraries will run an exhibit in the Terrell Library atrium display case featuring stories from current and former WSU researchers discussing why they choose open access, either by participating in WSU's institutional repository—called Research Exchange—or publishing through other open access avenues.

For more information about Open Access Week at WSU and related events, visit http://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/openaccessweek or contact WSU scholarly communication librarian Talea Anderson, talea.anderson@wsu.edu.

Repositories like Research Exchange provide an important service as academic libraries around the world have been forced by rising subscription costs to reduce the number of journals they subscribe to.

“Open access services are working to provide an alternative to traditional publishing,” Anderson said. “The goal is to identify a more sustainable model for sharing research more widely—both within the academic community and with the general public.”

For the full story and faculty narratives, go to https://news.wsu.edu/2015/10/13/first-person-exhibit-celebrates-open-acc....