October 21st through 25th is Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year! OA Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (freely available, digital, online information) and to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
This year, Pitts enhanced its Open Access resources by identifying and cataloging resources from Books@ Atla Open Press. Books@Atla Open Press publishes open access works on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries. It seeks to provide resources that guide and support innovative library services and enhance professional development. Titles published by the Press fall within three areas: Scholarly Editions, Association Editions and Reprints.
As online Open Access books continue to expand, libraries are tasked with ensuring that these resources are discoverable through the catalogs and databases. So far, Pitts has located records for and cataloged 43 items from the Atla collection, and continues to monitor for other resources to enhance academic research. Check out some of the free offerings for not only Emory, faculty, and staff, but all scholars below!