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New frontiers in Open Access for Collection Development: Perspectives from Canadian research libraries

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Title: New frontiers in Open Access for Collection Development: Perspectives from Canadian research libraries
Author: Burpee, K. Jane; Fernandez, Leila
Abstract: As the push for open access (OA) burgeons around the globe, it is important to examine OA as it relates to collection development practices. Canada has its own particular set of characteristics and approaches to service delivery based on its history and context. Like our global colleagues, opportunities for collection development in Canada include the support of OA journals, repositories, monographs and electronic theses. The strengthening of OA in Canada is tied closely with other issues. Political and educational realities as well as geographic spread are affecting the way the movement is strengthening and impacting collection development practices. In this context, we share the results of a study examining the scholarly communication landscape in Canadian research libraries. The results of interviews with librarians, who are leaders in scholarly communication activities at their own institutions, showcase the prominent role OA plays in enhancing collections at Canadian institutions. Collaboration and the role of cooperative collection development are covered. The paper concludes with recommendations for strengthening access to open scholarship in libraries regardless of their geographic location.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7612
Date: 2013-06-20
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada
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Citation: BURPEE, K. Jane and FERNANDEZ, Leila (2013) New frontiers in Open Access for Collection Development: Perspectives from Canadian research libraries. Paper presented at: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17 - 23 August 2013, Singapore. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/74


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