July 10, 2023

Coming Soon… UW Libraries Open Scholarship Commons!

What is the Open Scholarship Commons (OSC)?

The Open Scholarship Commons was initially envisioned as an interdisciplinary and technology-rich space that provides centralized access, support and services to UW researchers, instructors, and students engaged in the creation and dissemination of open and digital forms of scholarship -- facilitated by experts within and outside the UW Libraries.

Due to the pandemic, plans to create the physical spaces to support the OSC in the Library were put on hold while the OSC team and its partners worked to launch the program virtually in late 2020, offering a wide range of online workshops, events and consultation services to enhance open scholarship skills and to support open, collaborative work across all UW campuses.


The New Space

In 2023, the OSC will enter a new phase to see its full vision come to life with the creation of a physical space inside Suzzallo Library. The space will offer in-person services and collaboration spaces dedicated to open scholarship. The OSC space will transform a highly visible part of Suzzallo Library from traditional study and stack space to an active, innovative, community-engaged, and interdisciplinary space supporting the full research life cycle.

Construction to build out the new Open Scholarship Commons physical space will be active from June 6 through the end of August. Noise and construction activity will impact the areas closest to this space.

Learn more about this exciting project and what to expect when it opens in fall 2023!

The Open Scholarship Commons a student video by Gautam Malyala.