University Libraries at Coastal Carolina University acknowledges the importance of open access as a doorway to equity, access, and inclusion. In spring 2023, the library voted on and approved an open-access statement that encourages librarians to publish their work openly and to support faculty by providing guidance, encouraging the use of the institutional repository, and helping to fund the cost of open access.
We launched an open-access awareness program to educate librarians and faculty about these initiatives. We developed classes and, in order to promote them, we produced our own informative and concise videos to help librarians and faculty understand the key components of open access.
In this poster presentation, we will discuss our open-access initiatives thus far. Specifically, we will explain the concepts and goals of our videos and classes, share our marketing plans, and direct attendees to where they can access and reuse our content.
Duncan, Samantha and Baker, Ariana, "Opening the Door to Open Access" (2023). Library Faculty Presentations. 9.