open access publishing & academic libraries


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open access publishing & academic libraries

  1. open access and academic libraries
  2. about me <ul><li>former editor, now publisher of Library Student Journal </li></ul><ul><li>14 years experience in publishing </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS’d in 2008! </li></ul>
  3. *caveats* <ul><li>i am a cheerleader for OA </li></ul><ul><li>i am a cheerleader for libraries as publisher </li></ul><ul><li>i am a newbie librarian so don’t tell me i can’t do things, teach me how we can do it together </li></ul>
  4. gold open access <ul><li>no price barriers </li></ul><ul><li>no permission barriers </li></ul>
  5. open journal systems <ul><li>part of the Public Knowledge Project </li></ul><ul><li>journal management system </li></ul><ul><li>locally installed </li></ul><ul><li>chock full o’metadata </li></ul>
  11. library student journal <ul><li>open access, peer-reviewed, international </li></ul><ul><li>hosted at LISHost (yay Blake!) </li></ul><ul><li>run by volunteers (all currently in LIS programs) (except me) </li></ul>
  12. in your library
  13. who <ul><li>publisher: your library </li></ul><ul><li>editors/editorial board: faculties, departments, centres, associations </li></ul><ul><li>authors/reviewers: not your concern </li></ul>
  14. when/where <ul><li>now </li></ul><ul><li>your library </li></ul>
  15. why <ul><li>publication models are changing </li></ul><ul><li>many granting agencies require gold or green publishing practices </li></ul><ul><li>makes the research output of your university available to everyone </li></ul>
  16. how <ul><li>digital collections/services group </li></ul><ul><li>install is easy (OJS in an Hour) </li></ul><ul><li>getting the word out is hard </li></ul>
  17. how (continued) <ul><li>coordinate the installation </li></ul><ul><li>make MARC records available </li></ul><ul><li>ensure journals are indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals </li></ul>
  18. so what? <ul><li>build relationships between faculty and the library </li></ul><ul><li>direct involvement in research output </li></ul><ul><li>great marketing tool </li></ul><ul><li>OA publications have no barriers </li></ul><ul><li>future: collaboration with university presses? </li></ul>
  19. Thanks ! Merci ! <ul><li>amy buckland </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/FriendFeed/Flickr/ pretty much any other social network current or defunct: Jambina </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>