Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Fall 2015


With the trend moving toward universities developing their own institutional repositories (IRs), the need to educate and empower the campus to embrace this new space for publishing research has grown exponentially. This session will provide a background on open access and IRs, including the many benefits and complex issues, as well as an overview of the scholarly communication crisis and the importance of authors’ rights education. The session will go on to provide practical examples and guidance from several pilot projects launched at Arcadia University that emphasized open access education and participation.


This presentation was given on October 6th, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.