Core Electronic Resources Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among those persons working with or interested in electronic resources; promotes the acquisition and access of electronic resources collections; strengthens communication and cooperation among persons working with electronic resources collections; addresses issues related to collection management and development of electronic resources, their funding, and selection; and contributes to the improvement of education and training of electronic resource archivists and librarians.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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Closing Soon: Survey on Open Access as a Collections Strategy

  • 1.  Closing Soon: Survey on Open Access as a Collections Strategy

    Posted 20 days ago

    Dear Colleagues, 


    Two years ago we emailed to request your input on Open Access policies in your libraries. Our findings were 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:

    1. Library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
    2. Library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
    3. Library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
    4. Library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
    5. Library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
    6. 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).
    7. 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 May 25, 2021; we'll send a reminder on May 18, 2021. 



    Caitlin Harrington, Karen Brunsting, & Rachel Scott

    Caitlin Harrington | she, her, hers

    Assistant Professor |Electronic Resources Librarian

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    The University of Memphis 
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    Memphis, TN 38152 
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