JTRP Partnership with Purdue Libraries Receives Open Access Award

Event Date: October 26, 2012
Interim President Timothy Sands presented Professor Darcy Bullock with the 2012 faculty award for Leadership in Open Access on October 26, 2012. This award is given in recognition of his commitment to broadening the reach of scholarship by making publicly-funded research freely accessible online in collaboration with Purdue Libraries. Several members of the Library staff joined Jim Mullins, Dean of Purdue Libraries and Charles Watkinson, Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, in celebrating the successful JTRP/Library collaboration.

During the past two years, JTRP has collaborated with the Purdue Libraries to digitize technical reports that date back to 1956. Currently, over 1,500 JTRP reports are freely accessible on Purdue e-Pubs. These reports have been downloaded over 410,000 times. Recently, one of the JTRP reports written by Professor Emeritus Sidney Diamond was recognized as the 3-millionth download. Other notable JTRP Alumni with technical reports in the e-pubs collection include Delon Hampton and Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt.

To listen to November 21, 2012, WBAA's Mike Loizzo interview with Darcy Bullock and Ada Emmett click here.