2017 Open Access

News item published on: 2017-09-24 16:54:18

University Libraries to Host Open Access Events

University Libraries will participate in Open Access events during the month of October in an effort to provide the Southern Miss academic and research community the opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of open access. Open Access events take place around the world each year, and Southern Miss faculty and students will be able to attend three sessions focused on open access.

A Roundtable on Developing Open Access Materials for College Courses
October 24, 12 - 1 p.m.
Cook Library Room 123

Dr. Jeanne Gillespie, Foreign Languages and Literature
Dr. Craig Carey, English
Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong, Marketing and Fashion Merchandising
Michele Frasier-Robinson, University Libraries

As Open Access materials continue to become more prevalent, faculty are seeking new ways to implement these resources in the classroom. During this panel, we will discuss several sources of OA materials, why faculty should consider using these resources in the classroom, and creative ideas for implementing them into the curriculum. This will be a brown bag session, so bring your lunch and join the discussion. 

Please fill out the registration form if you plan to attend. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required.


Open access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry and society as a whole.

Open access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students and members of the general public are supporting a move towards open access in increasing numbers every year, and the recognition of open access is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

For questions or more information on Open Access Week sessions, contact Josh Cromwell, Institutional Repository Coordinator, at 601.266.6200 or