This week is Open Access Week 2022, to celebrate this year's theme of climate justice read up on how these two social movements are colliding.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy made groundbreaking progress toward open access- read more about what this means as students and researchers.
FSU Libraries participated in the recently published Ithaka S+R report, “What’s the Big Deal? How Researchers Are Navigating Changes to Journal Access.”
Open access is a global movement to freely publish research in online repositories and open publications instead of the costly subscription-based publishing models that have dominated the scholarly publishing industry for decades. Paywalled research is only available to those who can afford to pay subscription costs, leaving many researchers and institutions around the world unable... Continue Reading →
FSU Libraries is proud to announce the winners of our 2018-2019 round of Alternative Textbook Grants. The grant program, launched by the Libraries in November 2016, awards successful applicants with $1,000 to support the adoption or creation of open or library-licensed course materials that are available at no cost to students. These high-quality materials are... Continue Reading →
Perhaps you are a new professor at Florida State University. And perhaps you have some articles you would like to publish. However, there are a few things getting in your way: Publishing contracts often confusing and restrictive, leaving faculty with little control over their work once it has been published The journals you would like... Continue Reading →
FSU Libraries have been forced to cancel a ‘big deal’ journal package with Springer. The available budget for library collections at FSU has remained flat for the past five years, while the cost of library resources has risen by 4-6% annually, and by as much as 9% for journal subscriptions in STEM-related fields. This situation... Continue Reading →
Did you know that the e-journals you access through FSU Libraries are unavailable to most students and researchers in the developing world? What about people here in the US? Did you know that most members of the general public also don't have access? The internet has revolutionized the way that we share and access information,... Continue Reading →
Open access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. It has direct and widespread implications for academia and society as a whole. Open Access Week, October 20-26, is a global event now entering its eighth year, an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of... Continue Reading →
The Department of Energy has become the first federal funding agency to release a public access policy under last year's Office of Science and Technology Policy Directive. Broadly speaking, the newly announced policy will make published research resulting from DOE funds available to the public on the Web. This policy follows a similar, and long-standing policy... Continue Reading →