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Librarians and Libraries Supporting Open Access Publishing

Richard J, Koufogiannakis D, Ryan P ...see all

Canadian Journal of Higher Education, vol. 39, issue 3 (2009) pp. 33-48

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Abstract

As new models of scholarly communication emerge, librarians and libraries have responded by developing and supporting new methods of storing and providing access to information and by creating new publishing support services. This article will examine the roles of libraries and librarians in developing and supporting open access publishing initiatives and services in higher education. Canadian university libraries have been key players in the development of these services and have been bolstered by support from librarians working through and within their professional associations on advocacy and advancement initiatives, and by significant funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation for the Synergies initiative - a project designed to allow Canadian social science and humanities journals to publish online. The article also reflects on the experiences of three librarians involved in the open access movement at their libraries, within Canadian library associations, and as creators, managers, and editors in two new open access journals in the field of library and information studies: Evidence-based Library and Information Practice published out of the University of Alberta; and Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research hosted by the University of Guelph. As active participants in the creation of open access content within their own field, the authors are able to lend their experience to faculty in other disciplines and provide meaningful and responsive library service development. (English) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Face aux nouveaux modèles de communication savante, bibliothécaires et bibliothèques ont réagi en développant et en entretenant de nouvelles méthodes de stockage et d'accès à l'information, et en créant de nouveaux services visant à soutenir la publication. Cet article examine les rôles qu'ont joués les bibliothèques et les bibliothécaires pour développer et soutenir des initiatives et services en faveur de l'accès libre dans l'éducation post-secondaire. Les bibliothèques universitaires canadiennes ont joué un rôle essentiel dans le développement de ces services. Elles ont été soutenues en cela par les bibliothécaires travaillant au sein et par l'entremise de leurs associations pour faire avancer et progresser les idées. Elles ont été également aidées par un soutien financier significatif provenant de la Fondation canadienne pour l'Innovation pour lancer le projet Synergies. Ce projet vise a placer en ligne les revues savantes en sciences sociales du Canada. L'article reflète également l'expérience de trois bibliothécaires impliqués dans le mouvement en faveur de l'accès libre au sein de leur bibliothèque et au sein d'associations canadiennes de bibliothécaires. Ces trois bibliothécaires ont également créé, géré et édité deux nouvelles revues en accès libre portant sur les sciences de l'information et la bibliothéconomie : Evidence-based Library and Information Practice basé à l'université de l'Alberta, et Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research publié à l'université de Guelph. En participant activement à la création de contenu en accès libre dans leur propre discipline, les auteurs sont en mesure de partager leur expérience avec les professeurs d'autres disciplines et ainsi mettre en place des service à la fois pertinents et significatifs. (French) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Canadian Journal of Higher Education is the property of Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Author-supplied keywords

  • CANADA
  • HIGHER education
  • INFORMATION resources management
  • INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems
  • LIBRARIANS
  • LIBRARIES
  • LIBRARIES & education
  • OPEN access publishing
  • UNIVERSITY of Alberta

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Authors

  • Jennifer Richard

  • Denise Koufogiannakis

  • Pam Ryan

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