OpenUNC was founded in 2020 by the UNC University Library Advisory Council (ULAC) to increase access to open research and educational resources that are being created across the UNC System. The goal of OpenUNC is to bring together the diverse open access initiatives created and shared by each individual UNC System institution to ensure that this important suite of scholarship and resources is freely accessible worldwide.  

The ULAC Scholarly Communications Working Group maintains and promotes the OpenUNC platform. The Scholarly Communications Working Group members are William Joseph Thomas (ECU), Anna Craft (UNCG), Brandy Bourne (UNCA), Savannah Lake (UNCC), Sarah Mueth (UNCW), and Agnes Gambill (ASU).  

The Co-Chairs and main editors of the OpenUNC site are Anna Craft (UNCG) and Agnes Gambill (ASU).