The mission of the University of North Carolina is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society. Universal access to knowledge in an environment of open scholarship and shared creativity supports UNC’s mission. The OpenUNC website highlights and advances open research practices, open access publication methods, open dissemination of research outputs, and open educational resources. The website was created and is maintained by members of the University Library Advisory Council with the goal of helping open UNC research to the world. Explore the areas below to learn more.
Open monographs offer increased visibility and impact, speed to publication, and the ability to experiment with ways to present and update content attract authors to open access publishing. Rare and out-of-print publications become accessible to students and readers worldwide, increasing diversity of opinions and perspectives.