Library fund supports the open access publication of a new volume from Dietrich College professor Jay Aronson.

A new book, “New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice,” from Dietrich College faculty member Jay Aronson will be published open access, thanks to support from the University Libraries’ Article Processing Charge (APC) Fund.

Aronson, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the History Department, co-edited the volume with Molly Land of the University of Connecticut School of Law. The University Libraries hosted a book launch event with remarks from Aronson and Dean of University Libraries Keith Webster on April 26th in the Posner Center.

Open Access (OA) is a publishing model that facilitates discovery, broadens access, and increases use, citation, and impact of scholarly work by making research literature freely available online. OA publishing was also a personal priority for Aronson and Land, who approached their respective institutions for funding for the publication fees associated with OA, also known as an Article Processing Charge (APC). 

Aronson’s book has OA gold status, which means that the final published version of the work will be freely available on the publisher’s website immediately upon publication. It is also available for free download and online reading on Carnegie Mellon’s institutional repository, KiltHub.

Read more on the Information Environment blog.

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