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Open Access Resources for Chemistry
"Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs...
One of the fundamental characteristics of scholarly research is that it is created as a public good to facilitate inquiry and knowledge. A substantial portion of such research is publicly supported, either directly through federally-funded research projects or indirectly through state support of researchers at state higher-education institutions. In addition, the vast majority of scholars develop and disseminate their research with no expectation of direct financial reward."
- Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication by the Association of College & Research Libraries
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Open Educational Resources (OER)
"Open pedagogy is the practice of engaging with students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it. It's a form of experiential learning in which students demonstrate understanding through the act of creation. The products of open pedagogy are student created and openly licensed so that they may live outside of the classroom in a way that has an impact on the greater community."--- UTA Education Librarian, Michelle Reed
Boosting Your Scholarly Impact
"The Scholarly Impact librarians can help you answer these questions and more. Disseminating scholarly research and creating a digital identity can be a daunting task. The librarians have several key measures to help build and promote your scholarly imprint and boost the impact of your work. We know how to help you tell YOUR research story."---UTA Scholarly Impact & Social Sciences Librarian, Brooke Troutman