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Using Open Access Materials

Surveys of CMU faculty and graduate students conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis in 2010 revealed that they heavily use other people’s work available open access on the web.  Survey respondents rated use of open access resources as important to them in their academic work.  Open access resources helped them keep current in their field, save time, and be productive.  Open access resources also helped them find information in other fields, be effective instructors, and enrich student learning experiences.