The Accessibility of Open Access Materials in Libraries

Jottkandt, Sigi The Accessibility of Open Access Materials in Libraries., 2010 MLIS Research report thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. [Thesis]

[img]
Preview
PDF
Jottkandt-Accessibility_of_OA_Journals_in_US_libraries.pdf

Download (990Kb) | Preview

English abstract

Librarians often champion open access (OA) as a sustainable alternative to the current scholarly communications system, which is widely accepted as being in a state of crisis. However, there has been little insight into how far libraries are making this support tangible by providing access to OA publications in their OPACs and other library pathways. This study conducted a large-scale survey of US library holdings to determine the extent that records of journals from the Directory of Open Access Journals are held by WorldCat-affiliated Academic libraries. It then followed up with a questionnaire inquiring into the attitudes and practices of librarians from 100 libraries that were ranked highest out of the total population in terms of their holdings of DOAJ journals. The main objective of the study was to develop a better understanding of the factors influencing the incorporation of OA materials into a university library’s holdings, where and by what means they typically appear on library websites, and how librarians feel about having these materials in their collections. Our findings suggest that the majority (54%) of WorldCat-affiliated US academic libraries have at least one record for a DOAJ journal in their holdings. It additionally suggests that librarians from institutions holding high numbers of DOAJ records generally have very positive attitudes towards OA, even though most of the respondents from these institutions were largely unaware that their holdings were more heavily weighted towards DOAJ records than at comparable institutions. Regarding library selection of OA titles, a journal’s subject matter was highlighted as a more important consideration than its access model. Additional findings suggest that large publishers of OA journals tend to have a higher representation in library holdings than smaller independent publishers.

Item type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: open access, serials, cataloging, academic libraries, survey
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JB. Serials management.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
Depositing user: Sigi Jottkandt
Date deposited: 09 Jul 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14725

References

"SEEK" links will first look for possible matches inside E-LIS and query Google Scholar if no results are found.

Abrahamse, B. (2009). Cataloging Matters for Digital Preservation - The Serials Librarian. Serials Librarian, 57(1/2), 48-50.

Beckett, C. & Inger, S. (2006). Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Co-existence or Competition? An International Survey of Librarians’ Preferences. Publishing Research Consortium. Retrieved July 4, 2010 from http://www.publishingresearch.net/self_archiving.htm

Bergman, S. The Scholarly Communication Movement: Highlights and Recent Developments. Collection Building, 25.4 (2006), 108-128.

Boydston, J. M. K., & Leysen, O. M. (2002). Internet Resources Cataloging in ARL Libraries. The Serials Librarian, 41(3/4), 127-145.

Calhoun, K. (2006). The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools. Library of Congress. Retrieved August 15, 2009, from http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdf.

ChaPudhry, A. S., & Periasamy, M. (2001). A study of current practices of selected libraries in cataloguing electronic journals. Library Review, 50(9), 434-443.

Chrzastowski, T. E. (1999). E-journal access: The online catalog (856 field), Web lists, and "The principle of least effort". Library Computing, 18(4), 317.

de Graef, O. “Yet the Librarians were not without a Cunning Plan.” Fiesole Collection Development Retreat, University of Leuven, 8 April. Retrieved June 16, 2010 from http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/deGraef_08-04-10_Fiesole.pdf

Chen, X., & Wynn, S. (2009). E-Journal Cataloging in an Age of Alternatives: A Survey of Academic Libraries - The Serials Librarian. The Serials Librarian, 57(1/2), 96-110. doi: 10.1080/03615260802669110.

Chew, C. (1994). Ranganathan's Importance. The Australian Library Journal, 43(4), 219-225.

Collection Development Principles. (n.d.). . Retrieved August 20, 2009, from library.curtin.edu.au/about_us/corporate/collection_development_principles.pdf.

Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Scholarly Communication: Survey Findings from the University of California.(2007). Report prepared by the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication and the California Digital Library eScholarship Program in association with Greenhouse Associates, Inc. Retrieved June 16, 2010 from http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/responses/materials/OSC-survey-full-20070828.pdf.

Giglia, E. (2010). The Impact Factor of Open Access Journals: data and trends. Presentation at ELPUB, Helsinki, June 16-18. Retrieved June 25, 2010 from http://eprints.rclis.org/18669/1/ELPUB_2010_GIGLIA_Impact_Factor_OA_jnls.pdf

Guédon, J.C. In Oldenburg’s Long Shadow: Librarians, Research Scientists, Publishers, and the Control of Scientific Publishing. ARL Publications. Retrieved July 5, 2010 from http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/mmproceedinga/138guedon.shtml

Guidelines. (n.d.). Guidelines for Selecting Open Access Materials for Inclusion in the Libraries. Retrieved from www.lib.uconn.edu/services/liaison/OAGuidelines.pdf.

Hahsler, M. (2003). Integrating digital document acquisition into a university library : A case study of social and organizational challenges. Preprint. Retrieved July 21, 2009, from http://eprints.rclis.org/4336/.

Herrera, G., & Aldana, L. (2001). Integrating Electronic Resources into the Library Catalog: A Collaborative Approach. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 1(3), 241-256.

Hood, A., & Howard, M. (2006). Adding Value to the Catalog in an Open Access World. The Serials Librarian, 50(3/4), 249-252.

Liu, W., & Cox, F. (2002). Tracking the use of e-journals: a technique collaboratively developed by the Cataloging Department and the Office of Libraries Technology at the University of Louisville. OCLC Systems & Services, 18(1), 32-39.

McVeigh, M. (2004). Open Access Journals in the ISI Citation Databases: Analysis of Impact Factors and Citation Patterns. A citation study from Thomson Scientific. Retrieved June 25, 2010 from http://science.thomsonreuters.com/m/pdfs/openaccesscitations2.pdf

Myhill, M. (2007). Canute rules the waves? Program: electronic library and information systems, 41(1), 5-19.

Nicholas, D & Rowlands, I. (2009). The economic downturn and libraries. Survey findings. CIBER report. Retrieved July 4, 2010 from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber/charleston-survey.pdf

Norman, M.A. and Schlembach, M.C. and Shelburne, W.A. and Mischo, W. H. Journal and Article Locator (JAL): Federated Access to Electronic/Print Journals and Article Full-Text., 2006. Presented at the 26th Annual Charleston Conference, Charleston (US), 8-11 November 2006. Retrieved July 4, 2010 from http://eprints.rclis.org/8868/

Rae, V. & Rowland, F. Is there a viable business model for commercial open access publishing? Serials: The Journal for the Serials Librarian, 19.3 (2006), 188-194.

Challenges for academic libraries in difficult economic times. (2010). Report. Research Information Network. Retrieved July 4, 2010 from http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/Challenges-for-libraries-FINAL-March10.pdf

Schmidt, K., & Newsome, N. (2007). The Changing Landscape of Serials:

Open Access Journals in the Public Catalog. The Serials Librarian, 52(1/2), 119-133.

Singer, R. (2007). Communicat: The Next Generation Catalog That Almost Was…. The Code4Lib Journal. Retrieved July 21, 2009, from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/24.


Actions (login required)

View Item View Item