The dramatic growth of open access : implications and opportunities for resource sharing

Morrison, Heather The dramatic growth of open access : implications and opportunities for resource sharing. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 2006, vol. 16, n. 3. (In Press) [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The Open Access movement seeks to make scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles freely available to anyone, anywhere over the World Wide Web. There were some very significant developments in the area of Open Access (OA) in 2004, including statements by major funders in support of Open Access. There are now so many Open Access scholarly journal articles freely available, that, in the author’s opinion, being aware of, and using, the resources and related tools is now essential for libraries. Libraries can provide more resources faster for users by supplementing paid resources with ones that are Open Access. Library resources, such as link resolvers, are beginning to incorporate Open Access materials and web searches for Open Access materials. For example, the reSearcher software suite includes Open Access collections along with subscription-based resources in the CUFTS journals knowledgebase, and a web search for an Open Access copy of an article in the GODOT link resolver. SFX also incorporates Open Access journals. After exhausting more traditional resources, interlibrary loans staff are beginning to include Google searching in their workflow. This article will discuss what Open Access is, the dramatic growth of Open Access, and major collections, resources and tools. Implications, issues, and leadership opportunities for resource sharing specialists will be explored.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: Open Access, reSearcher, link resolver, knowledge database, trends in interlibrary loans, leadership, self-archiving
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information. > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Heather G Morrison
Date deposited: 22 Jan 2006
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 18:38
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6680

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