Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) has created a new web site that collects and publishes all of its research in one place, reports The Southern of southern Illinois. Essentially, it’s an online storehouse giving anyone permanent, reliable, free access to all research and scholarly material produced at the university. A service of Morris Library, OpenSIUC is a one-stop location for accessing material previously unavailable or posted on scattered web sites here and there. Faculty, staff, and students contribute to OpenSIUC with published and unpublished materials. A visit to http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu throws wide the virtual door to tremendous resources and knowledge. "The idea is to make SIUC output more visible, more accessible, and to preserve it," said Jonathan Nabe, SIUC’s collection development librarian for science and technology. Besides making the school’s research easy to find, library officials also see OpenSIUC as a valuable tool for recruiting faculty and students to the university…

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