In recent decades, universities have identified serious concerns about the current state of scholarly communication. Academics have discovered bottlenecks in the publication and distribution of their scholarly work, whether due to a slow peer review process or prohibitively high costs of journals and textbooks. As an alternative to this model of scholarly communication, scholars and libraries have proposed open access--a model that makes digital copies of research freely available to the general public.
As a land-grant institution, Washington State University seeks to serve the general public by providing ready access to its collective research and expertise. In keeping with this mission, the WSU Libraries are continually developing services and resources to improve access to research at the university. This guide provides context for these initiatives and presents Research Exchange, WSU's institutional repository where members of the university community may share their scholarly work at no charge to contributors or users.
The libraries are eager to assist you in improving access to your research. These are a few of the services that we can provide to assist you in increasing the impact of your work:
For more information, please explore this guide and contact us. We look forward to working with you.