Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure (Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library #9) (Paperback)

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Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure (Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library #9) (Paperback)

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It is impossible to imagine the future of academic libraries without an extensive consideration of open access--the removal of price and permission barriers from scholarly research online. As textbook and journal subscription prices continue to rise, improvements in technology make online dissemination of scholarship less expensive, and faculty recognize the practical and philosophical appeal of making their work available to wider audiences. As a consequences, libraries have begun to consider a wide variety of open access "flavors" and business models. These new possibilities have significant impact on both library services and collection policies, and the call for new skills within library staffing. Volume 9 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is the first of two addressing the topic of open access in academic libraries and focuses on policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms of scholarship. Chapters in the book discuss how to make the case for open access on campus, as well as the political and policy implications of libraries that themselves want to become publishing entities. Infrastructure issues are also addressed including metadata standards and research management services. Also considered here is how interlibrary loan, preservation and the library's role in providing textbooks, support the concept of open access.
It is hoped that this volume, and the series in general, will be a valuable and exciting addition to the discussions and planning surrounding the future directions, services, and careers in the 21st-century academic library.
Kevin L. Smith is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, and was previously the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications at Duke University. A lawyer as well as a librarian, Kevin has spent a decade advising university students, faculty, and staff about copyright, licensing and scholarly publishing. He is a prolific writer on these topics, and his book Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers was published by the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2014. Katherine A. Dickson is a recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in library school, she worked at Duke University's Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications, where she negotiated issues of fair use and sought permissions in order to facilitate online education classes. Prior to attending library school, she was a practicing attorney for seven years, first in Washington, D.C. and then in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to her M.L.S. and J.D., Kate holds a Master's degree in American legal history from the University of Virginia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781442273023
ISBN-10: 144227302X
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: October 5th, 2016
Pages: 318
Language: English
Series: Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library