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An Exploration of Faculty Experiences With Open Access Journal Publishing at Two Canadian Comprehensive Universities
(Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2016)
Introduction: This exploratory study was intended to shed light on Canadian academics’ participation in, knowledge of and attitudes towards Open Access (OA) journal publishing. The primary aim of the study was to inform ...
Walking the plank: how scholarly piracy affects publishers, libraries and their users
(Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017-03)
The arrival of technology supporting peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing in scholarly communication has, until recently, had minimal impact on libraries. However, threats posed by pirate sites including Library Genesis Project ...
Publish, don’t perish: tips for evaluating journals
So, you want make sure you publish your research in a “good” journal? Maybe your role includes advising others on how to select appropriate publication venues? It’s tricky navigating the complex and rapidly shifting terrain ...
Engaging Faculty to Advance Campus Open Access Policies: Strategies and Lessons Learned
As champions of creating more equitable systems for sharing scholarly research, libraries are typically the leaders in developing open access policies at their institutions. This work aligns with evidence that effective ...
Are we walking the talk? Tensions between librarians' values, academic freedom and open scholarship
Open access - the practice of freely sharing scholarly outputs online -- is steadily garnering support across the research community. At academic institutions, libraries are usually the standard-bearers for this trend, ...