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The principle and the pragmatist: On conflict and coalescence for librarian engagement with open access initiatives
Potvin, Sarah

PublishedJanuary 2013
Type of workSpecial Issue on Open Access
JournalThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 67 - 75
EditorsKasper, Wendi Arant and vanDuinkerken, Wyoma
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
This article considers Open Access (OA) training and the supports and structures in place in academic libraries in the United States from the perspective of a new librarian. OA programming is contextualized by the larger project of Scholarly Communication in academic libraries, and the two share a historical focus on journal literature and a continued emphasis on public access and the economics of scholarly publishing. Challenges in preparing academic librarians for involvement with OA efforts include the evolving and potentially divergent nature of the international OA movement and the inherent tensions of a role with both principled and pragmatic components that serves a particular university community as well as a larger movement.

Keywords economics of scholarly publishing · open access · scholarly communication · training · values

ISSN991333
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
DOI10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.002
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133312001632
Other informationThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
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