4.3 OpenSky: Open Access to groundbreaking research in the atmospheric and geosciences

Wednesday, 26 January 2011: 2:00 PM
304 (Washington State Convention Center)
Jamaica Jones, NCAR/UCAR, Boulder, CO

This year, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research launched OpenSky, the open access institutional repository containing scholarly, peer-reviewed research, grey literature, technical notes, and other resources documenting the institution's scientific legacy and contribution to the broader community. Offering timely, free access to works written and/or published by NCAR scientists and UCAR staff, OpenSky answers the decades-long call made by UCAR's international community to gain access to NCAR research. In September 2010, OpenSky launched with over 2,300 full text resources. Among its opening collections are over 100 of the most cited articles published by NCAR scientists in AMS journals - a collection made possible by a unique partnership brokered between the NCAR Library and the publishing staff of the AMS. OpenSky will continue to grow over the years, showcasing and providing UCAR's international community as well as researchers, scientists, educators, and students worldwide – with expedient access to the groundbreaking research conducted at NCAR.
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