Faculty Research Shared Through OpenEmory Reaches Milestones

Staff Writer | Emory University (EU) | October 21, 2013

OpenEmory, the open access repository for faculty-authored published research articles at Emory University, celebrated its one-year anniversary in September, and as of Oct. 3, surpassed 1,800 articles uploaded to the site and has logged 9,912 article downloads.  

With the internationally celebrated Open Access Week coming Oct. 21-27, the staff of OpenEmory has a roster of speakers, panels and other events that will examine the benefits, effects and issues that occur with open access.  

OpenEmory is a service of Emory Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). The library’s Scholarly Communications Office, under the leadership of director Lisa Macklin and located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library, manages the repository.  

Open access is the practice of providing unrestricted access to scholarship published online. The international movement gained tremendous momentum in the United States in 2008 when the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy went into effect, some eight years after the launch of PubMed Central, a free database of life sciences research articles.