Next week, October 18-24 is Open Access Week, "[A]n opportunity for the worldwide academic and research community to continue to learn about the potiential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they've learned with colleageus, and to inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research."
Duke University is participating in OA Week with a series of events focusing on how and why Duke scholars support and benefit from open access, and background information on the various aspects of OA. One such event is a panel featuring two Duke Press employees: LIbrary Relations Manager Kim Steinle, and Project Euclid Manager Mira Waller. The panelists will discuss their experiences with Open Access publisihing and its impact on scholarly communications.
Project Euclid, a joint venture with Cornell University Library, hosts a number of open access titles. With the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Duke University Press currently offers over 10,000 letters written by Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle to the public.