Four OHIO faculty spoke about their experiences publishing and teaching with open educational resources at the “Open in Action” panel discussion at Alden Library on Oct. 26.
OHIO Libraries supports the open access movement, which aims to increase accessibility to academic research by breaking down financial barriers to content, usually by publishing research for free online. The panel was held during Open Access Week and educated researchers and faculty about how they can publish their own work openly.
“The Libraries are extremely pleased to provide a forum for these faculty leaders to share their wide variety of experience with publishing their research and course materials openly,” said Kelly Broughton, assistant dean for research and education services.
Daniel Hembree, associate professor of geological sciences and one of the faculty who spoke at the panel, said open access resources can reach wider audiences because they are usually available for free.
“It’s really about making the science available to a broader range of people. The costs of publication are moving up and up,” he said.
Broughton said the Libraries will continue to promote open access to research to support the OHIO community.
“We look forward to identifying ways the Libraries can continue to support the efforts of OHIO faculty to improve scholarly communication systems and textbook affordability,” Broughton said.
More information on the next initiative will be coming soon.