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Open Access & Scholarly Communication: OA at Linfield

Resources on open access and scholarly communication.

Open Access at Linfield University

This 4-minute informational video was created to help educate people about open access. It provides a basic definition, addresses some common myths and  questions, and introduces viewers to several open access resources.

Why Publish in DigitalCommons@Linfield?

There are many advantages to publishing your work in DigitalCommons@Linfield:

  • Increased visibility for your scholarship and creative works
  • Preservation and access to content through a permanent URL
  • Promotion of open access principles
    • Scholarly communication depends on access to research
    • Sharing your work encourages others to share
    • Providing direct access to articles and other content for users around the globe improves opportunities for knowledge exchange
  • Monthly download reports to monitor usage and citations to your work
  • Ability for students to link to their work in applications for graduate school or jobs
  • Advancement of Linfield’s academic reputation
  • Promotion of underutilized scholarship, including student work
  • Opportunities to learn more about intellectual property, copyright, and author rights

Find out more about available access options and concerns about plagiarism.

Contact Us

Kathleen Spring
DigitalCommons Coordinator/Associate Professor
503-883-2263
Nicholson Library
Linfield University
digitalcommons@linfield.edu

DigitalCommons@Linfield

The Linfield community can participate in open access publishing through Linfield's institutional repository, DigitalCommons@Linfield. DigitalCommons@Linfield promotes the discovery and sharing of, and provides long-term access to, the intellectual and creative works of the faculty, students, and staff of Linfield University, as well as the history and development of the institution.

This 75-second video gives a brief introduction to DigitalCommons@Linfield.