Why does open access matter for students? Don’t our students here at USF have access to everything they need through the amazing Gleeson Library?
It’s true! Our USF Libraries does a fantastic job of providing all the resources that students need to do their research here and now. But our mission here at USF is to go beyond to make a local, national, and global impact. What about students and researchers all over the world, who don’t have access to expensive databases?
We can make sure that important academic research – like cancer research or disability studies – is available to everyone. The Right to Research Coalition, which was created by students, has information on how you can be involved in working to make sure that every student has the right to the research that they need.
Happy Open Access Week and thanks for celebrating with us!