Building a community, supporting institutions
A number of the institutions who have recently joined the RSC’s read and publish community explain their motivation for signing these transformative agreements.
Molly Beisler, Director of Collections and Discovery at University of Nevada, Reno, says: “We are excited to have this chance to support University researchers in publishing open access with RSC. This both extends the reach of the research that is being done on campus, and also helps our researchers comply with open access requirements for projects that receive federal funding.’
Khaleedah Thomas, Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian Colorado State University, said: “CSU Libraries is excited to continue supporting sustainable publishing models with our latest open access agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry. By engaging in transformative agreements, we hope to accelerate the transition to fully open access publishing, which promotes open knowledge sharing and equity in scholarly publishing.’
Jolie Graybill, Dean of Libraries at North Dakota State University added: “NDSU Libraries is excited to support Open Access publishing via read and publish agreements. It is an opportunity for the NDSU Libraries to support campus authors in their publishing endeavors. We hope to enter into more transformative agreements in the upcoming years as they become more widely available and attainable.”