How Does Swarthmore Support Open Access?
Swarthmore College has been a supporting member of BioMed Central for nearly 10 years.
Swarthmore College is a part of the Oberlin Group, the driving force behind Lever Press:
The Lever Press will not all by itself change the face of scholarly communication, but we are increasingly convinced that it represents an excellent opportunity for us to collectively intervene to help transform this system, and to provide a platform for innovation in the liberal arts.
Works is a research information management system that aims to bring together all of the College's faculty output and research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
Works is hosted by Digital Commons, and thus is a part of the Digital Commons network of institutional repositories.
The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations.
About 39% of the collection is in the public domain and freely accessible.
Member libraries are able to download the full text of titles in copyright for users with print disabilities.
Access the books Swarthmore helped to fund through Knowledge Unlatched.
The Mission: libraries work together to create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books by sharing the costs to publish humanities and social science monographs on Creative Commons licenses.