Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

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This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the a€˜front linesa€™ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries. Written by a practicing academic librarian with many years experience in reference, as well as in collection development and faculty liaison roles Written with the a€œfront-line academic librarian in mind from a practical point of view Contains numerous references to refer the reader to many open access resources; includes extensive footnotes for further readingLibrarians also need to be watching the open access textbook trends and discussing the librarya#39;s part in supporting, advocating or ... Use of the word a#39;library a#39; has been applied to nontraditional players such as the Internet Archive, which uses the term a#39;internet librarya#39; to describe what it is building. ... Libraries will have to decide whether to move to publishing, whether to include free web book collections inanbsp;...


Title:Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians
Author: Laura Bowering Mullen
Publisher:Elsevier - 2009-12-30
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