It Takes a Campus – Episode Two with Harriett Green

    Resources mentioned: SPEC Kit No. 357 University of Illinois Library Copyright Guide   For the transcript, click on “Continue reading” below.

Introducing the Illinois Open Publishing Network: Digital Publishing from the University of Illinois Library

The face of scholarly publishing is changing and libraries are taking on the role of publisher for many scholarly publications, including those that don’t fit the mold of traditional presses. Initiatives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are working to address strides in digital publishing, increasing momentum for open access research, and the need […]

Open for Whom? Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week is upon us and this year’s theme, “Open for Whom?” has us investigating how open access benefits the student population here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Open Access Week official blog, this theme is meant to start a conversation on “whose interests are being prioritized in the […]

Where Does Sci-Hub Fit In?

This post was guest authored by Scholarly Communication and Publishing Graduate Assistant Paige Kuester. Open access is not as simple as it may seem. In addition to conflicting definitions of open access itself, there are many different kinds, which may or may not follow the definitions previously put forth. There are three basic types that […]