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Openness: FAQ


How is Davidson currently engaging openness?

Davidson is holding several events for Open Access (OA) week, which is October 19-23 this year. We have also invested in an Institutional Repository to help Davidson affiliates self archive. Right now, we're working on internal education for all library staff. We're also teaming up with the CTL for some upcoming events and workshops on OA and OER. 

How can I get involved?

Learning about OA, OER, and Open Data is just the first step. If you're interested in these issues, you can support openness by sharing your scholarship, images, and learning objects freely. Feel free to set up a consultation with a librarian to discuss your options. 

You can also become an advocate. Educate others on Davidson's campus as well as your colleagues nationally and internationally. Please contact James Sponsel if you're interested in being involved in Open Access or Open Education week. 

How can I learn more about Davidson's institutional repository (IR)?

Please contact Paul Go, Assistant Director, Library Technologies and Metadata at He can provide more information about the IR and the submission process. 

Does Davidson have any other related services? 

Davidson College's library currently offers copyright consultations from librarians. Davidson is currently investigating additional services for faculty and students interested in this area. Please stay tuned for possible services and consultations on author rights and incorporating OER into your syllabus. 

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact James Sponsel at for more information about openness at Davidson. 

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