November 27, 2015

New Web Resource: Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians

Discovered via an item in the May 2014 issue of D-Lib.

The resource launched about two months ago.

Jill Emery and Graham Stone write:

Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians is a web site constructed to be a base from which librarians can build upon to create workflows that would apply to Open Access management at their given institution. There are six draft sections comprising of: advocacy, workflows for OA content, standards, the library as publisher, creative commons, and discovery of open access content. The intention of the

2014-05-15_16-01-24authors is to crowdsource the basic elements needed to develop workflows and staffing at any given institution. The sections are edited on a regular basis given feedback either directly through the OAWAL web pages, through email, or through in-person meetings. Furthermore, the website is designed to incorporate best practice workflows that can be developed and shared via the website.

OAWAL is agnostic regarding a preference for green or gold open access. Therefore, the only restrictions for posting to OAWAL are that open access publishing models must be limited to an explanation of models as opposed to the philosophical arguments or the selection and/or preference of one model over another and that promotion of any specific publisher or provider tool or platform will be removed if posted. To date, these guidelines have been not been tested.

Direct to Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians

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