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Open Access Week 2010 at Purdue

Celebrated October 18-25, 2010, Purdue University Libraries hosted a series of events on campus to highlight some of Purdue’s efforts in open access, as well as to generate discussions on some of the challenges of open access in university scholarship.

Building Business Models for Campus-based Publishing
Raym Crow, SPARC
It is important to understand both the challenges and choices that shape the development of business models for open access journals and other campus-based publishing projects. This presentation discussed the basics of developing a sustainable business model and reviewed models commonly used to support open access journals. Read more about Raym Crow and his work with SPARC.

Publishing for Global Impact
Faculty involved in founding open access journals or using Purdue Libraries' open access repositories discussed how their work developed and is progressing. Those experiences were framed as case studies for the progress and value of open access as a whole. Case studies included:

  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, presented by Peg Ertmer, College of Education and Michael Grant, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis
  • Journal of Problem Solving, presented by Zygmunt Pizlo, Department of Psychology
  • Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education, presented by Johannes Strobel, School of Engineering Education
  • Journal of Terrestrial Observation, presented by Chris Johanssen, LARS, and Gilbert Rochon, President of Tuskegee University.
  • Joint Transportation Research Program, presented by Darcy Bullock, Director of JTRP and Professor of Civil Engineering.

 Opening Doors to Access Data: How the Data Curation Profile can Guide Exploration of Research Outputs

International Open Access Week is presented by the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), Students for FreeCulture,, OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook), and the Open Access Directory (OAD).

Click here for more information on the international effort.