The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
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
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar


Viewed by 7 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

The brightly illuminated path: Facilitating an OER program at community college
Blick, William; Marcus, Sandra
The use of Open Education Resources represents a noble cause, but the idea often remains elusive for many faculty members. In 2015, librarians at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

A critical take on OER practices: Interrogating commercialization, colonialism, and content
Crissinger, Sarah
In Brief Both Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) are becoming more central to many librarians’ work and the core mission of librarianship, in part because of the perceived relationship between ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

The Open Textbook Toolkit: Seeding successful partnerships for collaboration between academic libraries and university presses
Waller, Mira; Cross, William M.
Libraries and university presses coexist in a complex and increasingly consolidated scholarly communication ecosystem. Each brings different strengths, values, and viewpoints that can inform and enrich a joint project. ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

METRO hosts OER panel
Peet, Lisa
The article offers information on a panel discussion titled "Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Classroom and Beyond," organized by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) on November 2, ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

Open Educational Resources: Cost, collaboration and consideration
Hamilton, Elizabeth
This paper attempts to examine the use of Open Educational Resources in both higher education and K-12 levels in the United States. Benefits of OER are explored, as are considerations education administrators must give ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

Cost-savings achieved in two semesters through the adoption of open educational resources
Hilton, John; Robinson, T.; Wiley, David A.; Ackerman, J.
Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

The status quo bias and the uptake of open access
Cantrell, Melissa; Collister, Lauren
In this paper we argue that the framing of open access through language adopted by a variety of stakeholders serves to inhibit the uptake of open access publishing through the mechanisms of complexity and cognitive ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

A critical take on OER practices: Interrogating commercialization, colonialism, and content
Crissinger, Sarah
Both Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) are becoming more central to many librarians’ work and the core mission of librarianship, in part because of the perceived relationship between openness and ...
Match: open access; United States; North America

United States: State department expands access to open educational resources in the Middle East and North Africa
Mena Report
The U.S. Department of State is sponsoring a special exchange program on Open Educational Resources (OER) for education leaders in the Middle East and North Africa. Open Educational Resources are ...
Match: United States; North America

Free textbooks gain support among campus tech leaders
Wexler, Ellen
COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY officials appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources –teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest ...
Match: United States; North America