Support for Open Access at MacOdrum Library and Carleton University

MacOdrum Library supports Open Access and Scholarly Communication through a number of projects and initiatives intended to provide the widest possible access to the work of Carleton researchers and scholars.

Open Access Publication and Repository Services

Publisher Discount Agreements For Open Access

The library has entered into a number of agreements with publishers that offer no charge open access publishing or discounts.


CURVE repository

The Carleton University Repository Virtual Environment, or CURVE / CUIR is an open access repository which holds academic research output and creative work deposited by Carleton faculty, staff and students, as well as dissertations and theses produced at Carleton.

Open Journal Publication

Open Journal System

Using Open Journal Systems, our journal hosting service allows Carleton faculty members to publish open access journals as a means of increasing availability of scholarly research and writing, and to increase involvement in disciplinary discourse.

The Carleton University Dataverse Collection

Borealis Dataverse

Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository / le dépôt Dataverse canadien is bilingual, multi-disciplinary, secure research data repository. The Carleton University Dataverse collection is our local instance of the larger Borealis service. It provides a platform for discovery, management, sharing, and preservation of research data, and supports Canadian researchers seeking to comply with Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy requirements and recommendations for data deposit and sharing.

Funding to Support Open Access

MacOdrum Library works in partnership with other entities on campus to provide direct financial support for Open Access publishing through the following initiatives.


Curie: Carleton's open access author fund

The Carleton University Research Impact Endeavour (CURIE) Fund is a project to provide supporting funds to partially reimburse of article processing fees for works authored or co-authored by Carleton researchers which are published in eligible peer-reviewed open access journals.

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)

Through a partnership with Ontario academic libraries we support the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), an international initiative developing open source software to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

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