Open Access publishing is a movement that makes scholarly content available free of charge. The UNC Libraries support open access, open archives, and open repositories as methods to encourage the widest possible access to scholarly content.
UNC’s Open Access Policy builds on a resolution UNC’s Faculty Council had passed ten years earlier that stated:
- To allow the fruits of faculty research and scholarship to be disseminated as widely as possible.
- To protect the intellectual property rights of faculty while respecting the diversity of scholarly communication practices across the university.
- To achieve these goals with a (narrow) rights-retention policy.
In order to help faculty comply with this resolution and provide a repository for non-faculty university authors, University Library staff have developed self-submission functionality for the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR).Deposit your open access scholarly work today.
If you have questions about the CDR submissions process, contact the CDR staff.