Welcome to the University of Utah Open Research Policy Information Page: What is Open Research?
"What is an open repository?" I said, "You mean, in contrast to a closed one? ... It's a repository that's open for everyone. Think of it like a public library, but no card is required." --Jim Downing, 2007 http://praxis101.com/blog/archives/000095.html
Public Access vs. Open Access
Public Access means free to read but not free to reuse without consulting copyright holder.
Open Access refers to the combination of free to read plus free to reuse.
For more details, see the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences & Humanities
Public Access Repositories at the U
There are at least 31 repositories on campus that provide free-to-read access (full list below). Here are three examples.