Library Workshops Explore Open Access Publishing

Logo for open access movement in academic publishingIn celebration of Open Access Week, the Wright State University Libraries will host workshops on Monday, Oct. 22, focusing on CORE Scholar and its role in supporting the open access movement.  Come discover how participating in CORE Scholar will allow you to maximize the readership and impact of your work, and enhance access to and citation of your research output.

The open access movement started in response to rising cost of scholarly journals and the growing concerns that institutions were buying back intellectual content created by their faculty.  The nationwide open access movement has helped start a new trend in which publishers allow authors to post their research in institutional repositories like CORE Scholar.

Learn about the University Libraries efforts to build an open access institutional repository and help us to brainstorm about adding new materials to the repository created by you and your department.

All sessions will be held in Room 315 Dunbar Library. Please register to attend any or all of these sessions at:

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. – Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons. A brief overview of the open access movement, the history & development of institutional repositories, and the basic values and functionality of Digital Commons and Selected Works.
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. – Introduction to CORE Scholar. An overview of the institutional repository initiative at Wright State.
  • 11:00 – Repository Collection Development: An Inclusive, Partnership-based Approach. The repository as a service: developing robust, relevant collections with campus partners. Covers types of collections, examples, and through individual stories highlights the collaborative, service-oriented nature of the work.  Time for questions and brainstorming included.

For more information, contact Jane Wildermuth, Head of Digital Services (, 937-775-3927).


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