This series of articles about the University of Lethbridge Open Access Policy originally appeared in UWeekly. UWeekly is the University's e-newsletter distributed every Monday throughout the academic year and every second Monday during the summer months, June to August.
Dhillon School of Business professor Dr. Adriane MacDonald and Librarian Nicole Eva have a candid conversation about Open Access - why it matters, what the benefits are, and why we should care.
A candid conversation about Open Access - audio file
A candid conversation about Open Access - transcript
In the fourth article we hear from faculty who have archived in OPUS articles they authored or co-authored that would otherwise be locked behind publishers' paywalls.
Opting for "open": four faculty perspectives
The third article in the series investigates the extent to which publishers' policies permit U of L-authored articles to be archived in OPUS, and whether eligible articles have actually made their way into OPUS.
Publisher policies and the U of L Open Access Policy
The second article in the series looks at benefits that accrue to U of L authors who make their scholarly articles available on an OA basis.
Open Access Policy benefits authors
This article opens the series with a brief explanation of what "open access" (OA) is and why the U of L adopted an OA Policy. It then focuses on what U of L authors need to do in order to adhere to the Policy.
U of L adopts Open Access Policy