Month: October 2019


Sharing Promotes Equity: eCommons and Open Access

Since its creation in 2012, eCommons has had over 3.6 million downloads of work by Loyolans. Loyola eCommons is an open-access, sustainable, and secure repository created to preserve and provide access to research, scholarship, and creative works created by the university community for the benefit of Loyola students, faculty, staff, and the larger world. It […]


Open For Textbooks: Open Access Week 2019

Need to check out a textbook? The University Libraries has textbooks from among the largest classes on campus. Starting this semester, we also have all of the required textbooks for Arrupe College courses. Why do the Libraries offer textbooks? During the 2018-19 academic year, the average undergraduate student needed to budget $1,240-1,440 for books and […]


University Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week and Friends of Libraries Week

Loyola University Chicago Libraries celebrates two important awareness events the week of October 20th — Open Access Week and National Friends of Libraries Week. In 2009, the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries was founded as an organization that supports the libraries’ vision of being Loyola’s gateway to the world of information and scholarship. […]


Welcome to Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week is a yearly celebration of all the work that goes in to making open scholarship, data, and education resources. This year’s international theme “Open for Whom?” invites us to consider equity. Whose voices are included in open scholarship? Whose work “counts”? What Is Open Access? “Open access” is a term used to […]

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