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Expanding The Reach Of Research

Publishing, communication, and information exchange are all undergoing rapid change, at a time when innovative scholarship is opening up many new fields of study and techniques of inquiry. Scholars at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere are leading a variety of transformations in scholarly communication, and supporting sustainable publishing practices that expand the reach and impact of research.

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"Open access enhances intellectual exchange on a truly global scale. Our experience with Hispanic Issues Online (HIOL) has confirmed what we originally envisioned: that wide dissemination of our publications on a timely basis, free of charge, would result in an expanded dialogue with colleagues worldwide on projects of mutual interest. The content of our publications is preserved for the long term through the LOCKSS technology (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), an open source, peer-to-peer, decentralized digital preservation infrastructure currently used at several hundred libraries worldwide."

--Nicholas Spadaccini, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, and Editor-in-Chief, Hispanic Issues Series and Hispanic Issues Online (HIOL)

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