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Open Access FAQ

Information and resources addressing frequently asked questions about open access publishing

Library Supported Open Access Initiatives

Vassar College Libraries are committed to championing open access by allocating resources and committing to national initiatives. 

In addition to Read and Publish Agreements negotiated by the Libraries, the Libraries financially support the free public use of the below collections primarily through participant/ member fees and open access funding models such as Direct to Open and Subscribe to Open.

  • Direct to Open (D2O): libraries fund open access collections of ebooks through participant fees instead of purchasing individual titles or collections.  
  • Subscribe to Open (S2O): libraries subscribe to a journal collection or S2O initiative. When sufficient funding goals are met, the collections are converted to OA, and made available for public use.

Ebooks & Journals

Primary Sources