We couldn’t let Open Access Week go by without a brief plug - for Open Access and for our researchers!
Open Access - providing unrestricted online access to scholarly, peer-reviewed publications - fits in perfectly with the mission of the Smithsonian to provide for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
Scientists, curators, and librarians at SI are committed to making our research as widely available as possible. This can take the form of “gold” Open Access - publishing in Open Access journals, or as “green” Open Access - depositing papers in open repositories, like the one we run called Smithsonian Research Online.
A bit more detailed information about Open Access at the Smithsonian Libraries can be found in this blog post written by master gif-maker (and repository data wrangler) Richard Naples.