OSU Press Open Access

To celebrate the Press’s fiftieth anniversary, they are making a selection of excerpts from twenty recent Press books available online from their website and ScholarsArchive@OSU. This sampler is entitled “Telling Oregon’s Stories: Oregon State University Press at Fifty."

OSU Press and the OSU Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship and Services are also pleased to announce the online availability of 12 additional books that have been out of print for several years. The books include “Redefining the Past : Essays in Diplomatic History in Honor of William Appleman Williams,” “The Marine Plant Biomass of the Pacific Northwest Coast, and “Regionalism and the Pacific Northwest.”

The books are free online as high-resolution, searchable PDF files in the press’s collection in the ScholarsArchive@OSU open access digital repository. These books join Theodore Stern’s two-volume works in the repository, “Chiefs and Chief Traders: Indian Relations at Fort Nez Percés, 1818-1855,” and “Chiefs and Change in the Oregon Country.” “Tsunami!”, a chapter from Robert Yeats’ book “Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest“ was made available open access this year after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

University Libraries helps advance research at the university through its open access repository ScholarsArchive@OSU, the fourth-ranked single university open access repository in the United States. ScholarsArchive@OSU includes all theses and dissertations produced at the university since 2006, an increasing number of older theses and dissertations, faculty articles, conference proceedings and journals.

About the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services: The Center for Digital Scholarship and Services within the OSU Libraries provides services to support the creation, storage and use of digital scholarship and describes and organizes these and other library resources for access.

About the OSU Press: The OSU Press plays a vital role in the cultural and literary life of the Pacific Northwest by providing readers with a better understanding of the region. The press specializes in scholarly and general interest books about the history, culture, literature, environment, and natural resources of the state and region.

Posted - November 01, 2011