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Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group

Sunday, June 24, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, No time zone specified

US/Pacific (-7)

Please join the ALCTS Access to Continuing Resources Interest Group for our program at 2012 ALA Annual in Anaheim:

Opening Access for a New Era of Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly communication is going through enormous transformation due to the strong foothold of open access publishing and the desire of authors to retain more control over their copyrights and their works. Open access (OA) policies are becoming more widespread amongst academic and research institutions, enabling authors to deposit their articles in an open access repository. The University of Kansas (KU) was the first U.S. public university to adopt an OA policy for scholarly articles, and KU led the formation of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).  The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) was founded by scholars over fifteen years ago as an open access, continually-updated, authoritative online encyclopedia funded through grants and institutional members. And, responding to the demand for more open access options, many publishers have expanded their open access journal offerings.  SAGE Open is one such journal, representing a broad-based open-access option for the social & behavioral sciences and the humanities. Q&A discussion will follow the presentations.


Ada Emmett, Scholarly Communications Program Head, University of Kansas Libraries

Julie Bobay, Associate Dean for Collection Development & Scholarly Communication at Indiana University

Jim Gilden, Editor of SAGE Open


For questions please contact group chair Anneliese Taylor, (anneliese.taylor@ucsf.edu), or vice-chair Kristi Ward (Kristi.Ward@sagepub.com).

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