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Open access monographs and the role of the library

Collins, Ellen and Stone, Graham (2014) Open access monographs and the role of the library. Insights, 27 (S1). pp. 11-16. ISSN 2048-7754

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Abstract

This article discusses the thoughts of a humanities researcher in relation to open access (OA) publishing. If OA books are to succeed, they need to operate in a way that works for academic libraries. Humanities researchers rely upon libraries to help them find and access many of the books they need for their research. Furthermore, many business models require direct input from librarians in the form of funding for first-copy costs or alternative formats. This article uses interviews with librarians and repository managers at four UK universities to consider some key issues for OA monographs from the point of view of librarians, and concludes with a reflection on these findings from the point of view of the University of Huddersfield’s Library.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Schools: Computing and Library Services
Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 07:32
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 13:54
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/19902

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