Traditionally, information and scholarship produced by universities has been disseminated by for-profits publishers who charge for access to this scholarship. This approach to sharing the output of our nation's academic community has significantly limited access to that scholarship. Institutional repositories are revolutionizing how university-based information is made accessible to society as a whole. This presentation will explore how libraries are supporting access to academic scholarship, issues involved in providing the scholarship such as types of information, intellectual property, and quality control, and ways users can access, evaluate, and utilize university-based information.
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