Libraries Commitment to Open Access

By Marketing and Communications | 11-22-2016

Texas A&M Libraries is an active advocate of open access, believing that open access can help address both the price barriers and the permission barriers that undermine global access to the products of scholarly and creative work. The Libraries also believe opne access provides Texas A&M scholars access to the world’s top scholarly literature without being restricted by rising subscription costs. Our Libraries’ programs seek to provide the tools and services that remove barriers to scholars publishing their scholarship as open access.

As well as celebrating Open Access Week in late October, the Libraries also sponsored a student involved in the Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) to attend OpenCon. A young, scholar advocacy group focused on advancing open access, OpenCon took place in Washington D.C. and allows for collaboration and inspiration to flow between those who are most excited to increase open access to scholarly bases.

To learn more about the Libraries initiatives and goals regarding Open Access, visit here.