The Scholarly Communication Unit of the David L. Rice Library is available to help the USI community navigate new modes of sharing and teaching, including open access, open education, author's rights and copyright. We offer online one-on-one consultations, workshops, and will happily attend group Zoom and Team meetings as well.
Who Benefits from Open Access?
Increases readers' ability to find use relevant to literature
Increases the visibility, readership and impact of author's work
Creates new avenues for discovery in digital environment
Enhances interdisciplinary research
Accelerates the pace of research, discovery and innovation
Contributes to core mission of advancing knowledge.
Democratizes access across all institutions - regardless of size or budget
Provides previously unattainable access to community colleges, two-year colleges, K-12 and other schools
Provides access to crucial STEM materials.
Increases competitiveness of academic institutions
Enriches the quality of their education
Ensures access to all that students need to know, rather wheat they (or their school) can afford
Contributes to a better-educated workforce
Provides access to previously unavailable materials relating to health, energy, environment, and other areas of broad interest
Creates better educated populace
Encourages support of scientific enterprise and engagement in citizen science
Leverage return on investment
Creates tools to manage research portfolios
Avoids funding duplicate research
Encourages greater interaction with results of funded research
Access to cutting-edge research encourages innovation