Open Access Archive

  • HathiTrust Digital Library @ the GC

    Six million volumes from the HathiTrust Digital Library are now available for PDF download by Graduate Center affiliates. Downloadable titles include books and journals published in the US before 1923, works published outside the US before 1878, US federal government documents, and Creative Commons licensed open works. […]

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  • Open Access Research Guide

    Check out our newly updated Open Access research guide to learn the ins and outs of OA publishing and how it relates to your dissertation and other scholarship.  As you may already be aware, open access publishing is web accessible, free of charge, and free […]

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  • Impact of Open Scholarship on public audiences

    Have you ever wondered after making one of your works publicly accessible in CUNY Academic Works (or while considering doing so), “who is this new audience I am reaching?” In a post earlier this year CUNY’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, Megan Wacha, framed this question in […]

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  • CUNY Legacy Dissertations & Capstones

    The Graduate Center Library is pleased to offer the CUNY community a new collection: CUNY GC Legacy (Retrospective) Dissertations, 1965-2014. This database is open for use by any current CUNY Library user on any CUNY campus, and it requires authentication with a CUNY library barcode number. The […]

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  • GC Students: Submit Your Work to Academic Works!

    Graduate Center students, we’re finally ready for you! You may now self-submit your scholarly and/or creative works to Academic Works, CUNY’s open access institutional repository! And by “works,” we mean just about any kind of scholarly or creative output: journal articles, book contributions, conference papers, slideshows, posters, […]

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  • Open Access: What Is It and Why All the Fuss?

    You might have noticed that we Graduate Center librarians talk a lot about open access — sometimes in conversations about dissertation embargoes, sometimes on the topic of authors’ rights, sometimes in the context of Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new institutional repository. But maybe you’ve never really gotten […]

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  • Faculty Workshop: Why & How to Submit to Academic Works

    Faculty, did you know that the vast majority of journals allow authors to make their articles (either the pre-refereed version, the post-refereed version, or the publisher-branded PDF) freely available online? However, the responsibility usually lies with you, the author, to do the online posting, and […]

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  • Dissertation Dilemma: To Embargo or Not to Embargo?

    Now that the first batch of dissertations is available in Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open access institutional repository, students and faculty are once again wondering whether it’s better to make dissertations open access immediately or embargo them (keep them private, unavailable to readers and […]

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  • First Batch of Dissertations & Theses Now in Academic Works

    Our first batch of goodies is ready! All dissertations and theses from 2014 (thus far) are now in Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open access institutional repository. Some of them are open access (i.e., freely available) now, and the others will become open access at the end of the […]

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  • Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing

    You are invited to an event in the Information Interventions @ CUNY series: Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing Thursday, May 1, 2014 2-4 p.m. Graduate Center Room C198 Join us for a lively panel debate on […]

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