“It is a vital part of our law school’s mission to contribute to the improvement and development of law and legal institutions,” said OCU LAW dean Lawrence K. Hellman. “We do this through the careful and creative research and scholarship of our faculty. This new on-line repository will enhance the accessibility and impact of this important body of work.”
"The repository has several unique features that set it apart from other similar online ventures," said Lee Peoples, OCU LAW’s associate law library director, who designed the program. "We’re offering the majority of articles by our faculty members as free downloads in PDF document form. This means OCU LAW alumni, students, the local legal community, policy makers and scholars around the world, and the general public will have nearly complete access to scholarly articles by our faculty members in the repository. It’s an incredible research tool that opens the doors to scholarly cross-pollination in a way that just wasn’t possible a few short years ago."
The open-access feature is modeled after Duke Law and Harvard Law School. Both schools recently unveiled open access scholarly repositories....
Peter Suber at 4/22/2009 11:47:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.