Middlebury supports Open Access authors and publishers. Learn more about our practices and how to submit your work to our Open Access repository.
What is Open Access?
Open Access (OA) means that research material can be found, read, and downloaded by anyone for free, as long as there is an internet connection. An Open Access repository is a digital collection that features the scholarly output of the institution’s faculty, staff, and students. Repositories are indexed by search engines and databases (such as Google Scholar), which will link to the downloadable version of a deposited article.
Middlebury’s repository, Open Access Scholarship, hosts work that’s been created by faculty, staff, and students.
Open Access Goals at Middlebury
- Making research available to all regardless of institutional affiliation or economic privilege
- Highlighting the research produced by Middlebury faculty, and making it easier for faculty to share their research with interested readers
- Supporting the global effort by scholars and librarians to reclaim ownership and governance of the scholarly communication system
The faculty of Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey have adopted an Open Access policy, which outlines the expectations for faculty participation in OA.
Open Access Initiatives at Middlebury
Open Access Policy
In 2016, Middlebury faculty adopted an Open Access policy to mandate participation in the OA Repository
Middlebury is a founding member of Lever Press, a peer reviewed, OA, and digitally-native scholarly publication
Open Educational Resources
Middlebury Library provides guides and consultations for using Open Educational Resources in the classroom
Open Access Scholarship
Middlebury’s repository of publications and scholarly output from faculty, staff, and students
Digitized material from Middlebury Special Collections
Data @ Middlebury
Repository to archive, preserve, and provide access to research products created by Middlebury faculty, staff, and students.
OA Frequently Asked Questions
Dean of the Library
- (802) 443-5490
- Davis Family Library 250G
Circulation Services Coordinator, Reserves
- (802) 443-5065
- Davis Family Library 250M