Open Access and Institutional Repositories

On November 15, Stephanie Haas (the Assistant Director for UF’s Digital Library Center) and Matt Mariner (our Institutional Repository coordinator) will be presenting at UF on UF’s Institutional Repository. Underlying their presentation and the IR itself is Open Access. Open Access is the academic’s version of Open Source, it demands that scholarly materials be presented at no cost, quickly, permanently, and completely (full-text) online.
This PowerPoint video shows how the Open Access movement is growing as it spreads across the world. UF is one node in the larger Open Access network, which shares information for all. Stephanie and Matt’s presentation on UF’s IR will be November 15 at 1pm in
UF’s IR is the next step in a long process of moving materials to Open Access to ensure that the materials are freely available in the Smathers Library Conference Room. The presentation will cover all the work that’s been done and all the work left to do. It will be a great presentation for anyone interested in Open Access, Institutional Repositories, or data collection or organization more generally.