From the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa:
In a move to expand community and public access to academic research, graduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have voted in favor of inclusion in the existing faculty Open Access policy to make their scholarly articles available for free to scholars, educators, policymakers and the public worldwide.
Approved by Graduate Student Organization students on April 23, 2015, the motion encourages students to make their scholarly articles publicly available through UH Mānoa’s online repository ScholarSpace, which houses working papers, published articles and other materials produced by faculty, staff and now graduate students.
[Jennifer] Beamer, [University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library] added, “Open Access is important as it is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open communication of the results of our research at UH Mānoa is an essential part of the research process; research can only advance by sharing the results with the communities that this institution serves. Often our research is locked up in costly databases and not available to our scholars and their communities.”
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