Libraries encourage ‘Open Access’
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Free cake? Free shirts? Free literature? It sounds too good to be true, but all this and more are available to students this week as the Texas A&M University Libraries celebrate Open Access Week. "OA Week is helping to build momentum for open access to research and helping to establish open access as a new publishing norm," said Holly Mercer, digital service librarian. "As a top-tier research university, our community is a huge creator and user of information," said Gail Clement, digital services and scholarly communication librarian. Students have access to these databases, scholarly articles, newspapers and journals through libraries and other research organizations, which pay for the information. Clement said the prices that commercial publishers charge are unsustainable...."