DCU announces Ireland’s first open access university press | Dublin City University | Trinity News | Ireland's Oldest Student Paper
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"Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the launch of DCU Press, Ireland’s first open access university press. DCU Press aims to increase barrier-free access to university related publications. DCU Press is set to make university research available to the public without paywalls or subscriptions. The project is a joint venture on behalf of DCU Libraries and DCU’s Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation. Announcing the launch, University Librarian at DCU, Christopher Pressler, described DCU Press as a “carefully considered response to change and a progression of the University’s heritage of innovation in open scholarship”. “Supported by a strong alliance and sound principles, Ireland’s first open access university press will ensure that DCU continues to be at the vanguard of scholarly transformation,” Pressler continued. “DCU Press builds on our reputation for transformation and enterprise and puts the University at the forefront of new ways for universities to engage with the public.” Following in the footsteps of the wider Open Access movement, DCU Press aims to help researchers and students alike access material previously hidden behind paywalls, thus reducing costs and allowing increased sharing of ideas...."