Open Access Support

The library believes in the open dissemination of research and scholarship whenever possible, to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon. The library supports the Hollins community in making materials open access through the creation and maintenance of institutional repositories, and also financially supports third parties who curate open access resources that will be of use to the Hollins community. (The library includes thousands of such open access resources in its discovery system and course guides).

Read-and-Publish agreements

These agreements “shift the contracted payment from a library or group of libraries to a publisher away from subscription-based reading and towards open access publishing.” (The Scholarly Kitchen)

Publisher/Journal Agreement
American Chemical Society See Read and Publish agreement details
Cambridge University Press Hollins has access to all of CUP’s 400+ online journals, and this agreement allows Hollins authors to publish open access articles within CUP’s journals at no additional cost. Read more here
Springer See Read and Publish agreement details

Funding support

Publisher/Journal Relevance/Impact
Annual Review in Public Health (a Subscribe to Open subscription) This title supports the public health major, and this “Subscribe to Open” opportunity offers us the ability to both support the new major and bring more open resources to a discipline focused on social justice.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) The DOAJ helps libraries by reviewing and vetting open access scholarly journals, making this a key piece of infrastructure so we can confidently recommend thousands of DOAJ-recognized open access publications to our community and to include those journals in our discovery system.

Letter of appreciation from DOAJ

Environmental Humanities (an OA journal) We strive to engage students with interdisciplinary courses, and this journal supports that work by connecting the humanities and social sciences with environmental studies.
JSTOR – Path to Open Our community has been a long-time supporter, and enthusiastic user, of JSTOR content, and we’re pleased to support this initiative to open scholarly books from university presses. Through this support, we gain immediate access to these titles, and the titles will become open access for all three years after publication.
Lever Press These open access monographs embody and reflect Hollins’ values of the liberal arts, via a press governed by its supporting members.
Punctum Books Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, make this independent, non-profit, queer- and scholar-led, and peer-reviewed open-access publisher an excellent match for our support. Punctum seeks to push boundaries with “books that are genre-queer and genre-bending and which take experimental risks with the forms and styles of intellectual writing,” and DEI is a foundational commitment for them.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy This is a treasured reference source for Hollins Philosophy students and faculty. Our funding supports Stanford’s mission and our curriculum.

Previous support

Publisher/Journal Relevance/Impact
Independent Voices (from Reveal Digital) This open access digitization project of mid-20th century counterculture press publications, completed in 2018, highlights the voices of historically marginalized populations and supports the research projects of our students, who long sought access to these voices to center them in their work.
Knowledge Unlatched Our strong creative writing program and emphasis on the humanities, has long valued the monograph, and our contribution to this early open access book initiative expressed our support for new models for book publication and distribution.
Springer OA books (a Lyrasis initiative) The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals represent a call to action across issues of significant interest to our community, such as gender equality, reduced inequalities, and peace and justice.