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Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Call for Examples of Libraries’ Open Access Policies (Research for Upcoming ALA Publication)–Deadline Tues., May 25

(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on open access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here.

We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25; we’ll send a reminder on May 18.

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