The Open Access Week global event provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to showcase the benefits of Open Access, and to share what they’ve learned as a way of inspiring increased participation in providing Open Access to scholarship and research. In celebration of Open Access Week 2015, October 19-25, the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization invites you to learn about the DSpace community’s recent, “Telling Stories” initiative.
The DSpace Marketing Interest Group began the “Telling Stories” project to grow the DSpace open source community and engage its members by sharing each others’ stories. DSpace storytellers reached out to users in several locations to learn more about their experiences with the software and how participation impacted open access to scholarly resources. Stories were generated from simple set of questions and answers. These stories are real-world examples of how DSpace is being implemented and highlights their activities and accomplishments towards curation, collection, management, access and long-term preservation of digital assets. Stay tuned for DSpace stories during Open Access Week 2015.