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OA and IRs? A survey for Faculty and Researchers!


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Although the annual global event known as Open Access Week is now several months behind us, the University Libraries is interested in keeping the “open access” conversation going all year long.

In 2011, we surveyed UT faculty, GAs/TAs, and researchers on their perceptions of and experiences with open access (OA) scholarship, research and publishing.  As a follow-up to that survey we would like to invite you to participate again.

This new, IRB-approved survey is much the same as our previous one, with the exception of an additional section on institutional repositories (IRs).   With the University Libraries well on its way to launching a new IR later this spring, we would especially like to give faculty and researchers an opportunity to weigh in with their visions for a successful and robust repository at UT.  For further reading about IRs, please visit:

We hereby invite faculty, researchers and GAs/TAs to take approximately ten minutes out of their day to complete our survey.   You may also opt in for a random prize drawing!

Please enter survey here.  (or copy:

We thank you in advance for your participation and interest!  The survey will remain up through February.

is Lucy Duhon is Scholarly Communications Librarian for the University Libraries. In this role she provides leadership in the libraries' scholarly communication outreach efforts and serves as a point of contact for the university community. Responsibilities include sharing current developments in issues relating to intellectual property and seeking out alternative modes of sharing and preserving research and scholarship. Ms. Duhon currently serves also as chair of the Library Faculty. Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Duhon has made Ohio her home since 1992.
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