Support for Open Collections & Scholarship
Open access to scholarly literature and research documentation increases the impact of research conducted at MSU, thus furthering the spread of new knowledge, not only for our students and affiliates, but for all those who value the pursuit of learning and innovation.MSU Library supports a variety of open access initiatives on the Montana State University Campus, and we align communications with publishers to our negotiating principles and practices in order to provide access to scholarship.
We support publication in journals that allow for open access deposit where possible,thus, MSU Library is interested in negotiating contracts that support both read access and open access publishing that align with our negotiating principles.While we support MSU authors making their work openly available, we recognize and promote academic freedom—any agreementsnegotiated by MSU Library allow MSU authors to choosewhere and how to publishtheir work.
MSU Library supports a number of initiatives and belongs to many organizations that are working to advance scholarship:
- Open Access Button
- Unsub (formerly Unpaywall Journals)
- Montana State University Library is a member of SPARC, a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education.