In celebration of International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27), the Leddy Library is inviting students and faculty to take part in an effort to improve the impact of their research.
The five-day Scholarly Impact Challenge will send participants a daily email linking to a detailed guide on the task of the day, each meant to take up to 10 minutes.
“The challenge is a gentle way for you to improve the impact of your research, find potentially useful metrics, and to find people to collaborate with in your research and scholarship,” says scholarly communications librarian Mita Williams.
Open Access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Projects such as the University of Windsor’s Scholarship@UWindsor and Leddy Library’s Journal Publishing allow scholars and researchers to broadly distribute their work to the readers who would most benefit.