Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research. (Defined by SPARC*)
Check out the UMD Open Access Guide as a jumping off point for open access resources.
The University Digital Conservancy is UMD's online service and space that will permit the Kathryn A. Martin Library to continue its rich legacy of collecting,preserving, and making information accessible to students, faculty, researchers, and community members.
The repository accepts submissions from University affiliates for digital archiving and access. Learn more about depositing to the repository and other services to manage your data.
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