Category Archives: Open access

Textbook Affordability Program Saves Students nearly $800,000

For the past two years, the university’s library has worked with faculty to save students $797,893* in textbook costs. It’s happened in two ways: through the Open Textbook Initiative, which provided incentives for faculty to use a textbook available for … Continue reading

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The George Fox University Open Textbook Initiative

In the first year since Robin Ashford (E-Learning Librarian) and Gloria Doherty (Hybrid-Learning and Education Technology Director) launched the Open Textbook Initiative at Fox, faculty members saved George Fox students a total of over $118,000 in the 2016-2017 academic year. … Continue reading

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OpenAttribute

It’s easy to identify and cite Creative Commons licensed resources with OpenAttribute, a project of Mozilla Drumbeat. Download the free add-on for Firefox and when you are viewing a page with Creative Commons content a CC icon will display in … Continue reading

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Open Congressional Research

Image via Wikipedia Open Congressional Research Reports for the People http://opencrs.com/ Each year, the American taxpayers provide $100 million for the operating costs of the Congressional Research Service. The Service crafts hundreds of timely research papers and reports, but they … Continue reading

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Before Google

While Google may be the most eminent pursuer of open access to books with its ambitious Library Project, it is not the first.  Libraries started doing this before Google and while some libraries have partnered with Google, hundreds of other … Continue reading

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IES Open Access

The Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education now has an open access policy that will make research publications available to the public through ERIC within 12 months of publication.  Read more in the post, Does the … Continue reading

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Press Directors and Free Access

Several University-Press Directors have endorsed free access to scholarly articles and have the numbers to show why it works.  Read more in Wired Campus, a blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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High energy physics publishing

Physicists are trying to change academic publishing to an open access system that works for everybody.  Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  And don’t forget, The Chronicle is now available online through the library!

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AAA journals

The executive Board of the American Anthropological Association announced that beginning in 2009 it will provide free, full-text access to American Anthropologist and Anthropology News, two of its flagship journals.  This is the first initiative of its kind in the … Continue reading

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