Paige Morgan is the Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian and Head of Digital Initiatives and Preservation at the University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Textual Studies from the University of Washington. Within libraries, she has worked as a curriculum and community builder, focusing on digital scholarship, copyright, and scholarly communications education.
As open access continues to become more prominent in the field of academic publishing, it is essential to have a foundational understanding of the topic as it continues to evolve. Recently, the Biden administration announced it instructed all U.S. federal agencies to require open access to federally funded research, starting in 2026. The U.S. is the world’s biggest research funder, according to Nature and as such, the change to require federally funded research to be open access will increase the number of scientific research articles publicly available. CITI Program’s Open Access Publishing: An Introduction webinar provides individuals with a better understanding of open-access publications.
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