Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spotlight on Open Access at the Smithsonian Libraries

James Smithson bequeathed his fortune to the people of the United States with the clear impetus for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” The Smithsonian Libraries takes that message to heart by striving to connect ideas and information to you, and all whom we serve. Consider this an overview of Open Access (with capital O and A) and open access (lowercase o & a) here at the Libraries. Long story short: if you have access to the internet, you have access to an increasing number of quality, peer-reviewed journals and scholarly publications (as long as you know where to look).

Open Access can be best described as ...

Read on: http://blog.library.si.edu/2013/01/spotlight-on-ope-access-at-the-smithsonian-libraries

- If you would like to discuss the value of Open Access please contact Jane Burpee, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication Team, Library (lib.research@uoguelph.ca).

-posted by K.  Jane

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