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What librarians can do to promote open access?

  • Launch an open access, OAI-compliant institutional repository, for both texts and data.
  • Help faculty deposit their research articles in the institutional archive.
  • Help to publish open access journals and create open educational resources.
  • Help in data curation and sharing.
  • Spread a word about open access.
  • Undertake digitisation, access, and preservation projects not only for faculty, but for local groups, e.g. non-profits, community organizations, museums, galleries. Show the benefits of open access to the non-academic community surrounding the university, especially the non-profit community.

(Based on What you can do to promote open access written by Peter Suber).