It’s Open Access Week!
One week each year libraries celebrate open access and how we support free access to resources and materials.
This week we have highlighted a few of the things we do to support open access and make educational resources more affordable.
So it's the perfect time to celebrate our own institutional repository, Scholarly Commons. Did you know it not only contains published student work, but also free textbooks used in certain classes? Who doesn't like saving money on textbooks?!
To visit Scholarly Commons, go to https://commons.erau.edu.
There are so many examples of excellent OA content available for free and licensed for you to use, reuse, and share. Here’s one of our favorites: NASA’s open access 3D model databases, with over 300 model files that you can print and reuse. This includes models of aerospace equipment, the Hubble Telescope, conceptual devices, and even the Curiosity rover.
Visit the NASA 3D Resources Models page at https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models.
Open Access Week is ending, but our work keeps going!
Say hello to Cassandra Konz, our newest Scholarly Communication Librarian. She supports our Open & Affordable Textbooks initiative, which brings open resources into the classroom to save students money and help them succeed. Instructors, are you interested in affordable textbooks and resources for your class?
Contact Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the desk and say Hi!
This guide is created and licensed by the Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.