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Scholarly Communications

In 2003, ACRL defined scholarly communication as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to to the scholarly community, and preserved."

Open Access and W&M Libraries Role

Open access (OA) refers to content freely available on the public internet and which carries less restrictive copyright and licensing terms than traditionally published works, but it is copyrighted.

The libraries heartily support OA in a number of ways: