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Links to popular Open Education Resources

Welcome to Open Access Week @ Ingram


Open Access is a facet of the Open movement that is focused on removing barriers to access scholarly publications. Ingram Library supports the Open Access (OA) movement by promoting the push toward open access for journal articles. For decades faculty have generated journal content and then academic communities must pay publishers to access that content. We believe open access alternatives offer more equitable options to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information. 


Faculty can support Open Access to scholarly publications by:

  • Submit your research articles to OA journals, when there are appropriate OA journals in your field.
  • If you have not yet transferred copyright to a publisher, then ask to retain copyright and deposit your content into an open-repository. 
  • Work to adjust promotion and tenure criteria to give faculty an incentive to provide OA to their peer-reviewed research articles and preprints, either through OAjournals or OA archives.
  • If you are an editor of a toll-access journal, then start an in-house discussion about converting to OA

Open Educational Resources at UWG

Another facet of the open movement is Open Educational Resources. OER are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing, as well as for research purposes. Some UWG faculty have already joined the open movement and have been working to increase the adoption of open resources on our campus. Dr. Gaquere-Parker led a team of UWG faculty as they worked to adapt open chemistry textbooks for nursing students. Watch the Open Education Conference presentation discussing project implementation and lessons learned. 


Open Education Conference 2021


Watch a recording of the ACRL webinar with CJ Ivory as she discusses OER initiatives on UWG campus along with a panel of guests representing a range of institutions.  


Kennesaw State Free OA Webinars

KSU Libraries will host a variety of events to promote the benefits of Open Access research that offer a good overview of the Open Access movement and how faculty can get involved. Events will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Register at

  • Back to Basics: Demystifying Scholarly Communications
    • Monday, October 25 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Open Access Author Spotlight on: Dr. Premila Achar, Dr. Dabae Lee, and Dr. Mary Beth Maguire
    • Tuesday, October 26 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • So, You Hit a Paywall: Introducing Undergraduates to Information Privilege
    • Wednesday, October 27 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Free Your Mind: A Discussion on Intellectual Freedom
    • Thursday, October 28 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM