Open Access Publishing Presentation

Open Access publishing

Presenters: Leila Fernandez, Marcia Salmon

The presentation will begin with a definition of open access and an outline of its benefits. We will then go on to explain the two roads to open access and the ten flavours of open access as discussed by John Willinsky in the Access Principle. We will continue with a discussion of OA implications for librarians’ roles in the areas of reference, collections and academic liaison.
The second part of our presentation will include a description of OA tools for authors. This will cover SHERPA/ROMEO, JULIET, OpenDOAR, DOAJ, Journal Info and search engines for accessing the open access literature.
We will end with a discussion of barriers to open access and overcoming resistance of faculty toward open access


Suggested Reading:
Bramble, Nicholas. Preparing Academic Scholarship for an Open Access World. Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Vol. 20 no.1 (Fall 2006)

Further Reading:
Willinsky, John. The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006.

Rethinking collections – Libraries and librarians in an open age: A theoretical view.
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