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Open Parks Network: A Cross-Governmental Approach To Open Access And Sustainability, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Christopher G. Vinson, Colleen Curry Jun 2018

Open Parks Network: A Cross-Governmental Approach To Open Access And Sustainability, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Christopher G. Vinson, Colleen Curry

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Clemson University and the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) have collaborated since 2010 to develop the Open Parks Network, an open repository of over 230,000 digital objects and metadata records chronicling the diverse cultural and natural history of our nation’s parks, historic sites, and other protected areas. Initially funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant that ended in 2014, this joint effort to deliver wider public access to the unique resources located in NPS libraries, museums, and archives across the U.S. and territories is an intriguing case study in the dynamics ...


The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osborne May 2015

The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osborne

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Open access within legal academia provides a case study for the effective use of digital formats to promote scholarship. The presenters review the background historical developments in this field, and consider the benefits and rationales for providing open access to legal scholarship, including the special faculty concerns arising from SSRN and its relationship to the institutional repository. Results from the presenters’ recent empirical study of the citation advantage for open access scholarship in American law reviews will be discussed and placed in broader context of the benefits of open access scholarship.