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Open Access

Open Access Explained!

See also the section of "Readings" below.

"A Very Brief Introduction to OA"

This one-page explanation of open access by Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, makes an excellent handout.

Open Access Policy Needed

This guide is intended to help the campus learn about open access (OA). Open access is a publishing model that allows authors and institutions to retain some rights to faculty publications and expand access to scholarly writing and data. 

The academic librarians of Le Moyne College extend an invitation to its faculty and administration to consider the development of an open access policy. Librarians have the resources to educate the campus about OA and to enable workflows and plan for storage and retrieval of faculty and student work in a digital institutional repository.

Faculty already ask the library to house student scholarship. Faculty have encountered article processing charges for open access journals and have asked for funding support. Do we need a fund? How shall faculty select a journal? How do faculty select a license and negotiate with journal publishers to allow for the draft of their research publications to appear on a Le Moyne College institutional respository?  

The academic librarians of Le Moyne College support open access, in research and in teaching. 

Here is a draft proposal and policy statement by the Le Moyne College academic librarians.

Readings

Anderson, Mark. 2016, May 15. "Prototype of Open Access." Library Journal 141 (9): 22-23 http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2016/05/books/prototype-of-open-access-notable-government-documents-2015/

Committee on Publication Ethics. "Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines." Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE., http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct .

Crawford, Walt. 2015. "Idealism and Opportunism: The State of Open Access Journals."American Libraries,32 http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2015/06/22/idealism-and-opportunism/ 

Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication. "Model Open Access Policy." Harvard Library. Office for Scholarly Communication https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/modelpolicy/

Harvard Open Access Project. "Good Practices for University Open-Access Policies - Harvard Open Access Project." Harvard Open Access Project., http://bit.ly/goodoa .

Heller, Margaret. 2017, Nov 8. "A Look Back at Open Access Week." ACRL TechConnect http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/post/a-look-back-at-open-access-week-2017

McIntire, Mary Ellen. 2015. "Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access." Chronicle of Higher Education  

Shieber, Stuart M. 2009. "Equity for Open-Access Journal Publishing." PLoS Biology 7 (8): e1000165.

Suber, Peter. 2012. Open Access. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.   [open access ebook available in variety of file formats]

Suber, Peter. [n.d.] A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access.