November 18, 2014

New Article: Open Access Monographs and the Role of the Library

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Title

Open access monographs and the role of the library

Authors

Ellen Collins
Research Information Network

Graham Stone
University of Huddersfield

Source

Insights: the UKSG journal
Volume 27, Supplement 1 /2014

Abstract

If open access (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.

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