May 22, 2017

New Case Study: “Bringing Together the Work of Subscription and Open Access Specialists: Challenges and Changes at the University of Sussex”

The following article appears in Insights, a publication from UKSG.

Title

Bringing Together the Work of Subscription and Open Access Specialists: Challenges and Changes at the University of Sussex”

Authors

Eleanor Craig
University of Sussex Library

Helen Webb
University of Sussex Library

Source

Insights 30(1)
http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.337

Abstract

The rise in open access (OA) publishing has required library staff across many UK academic institutions to take on new roles and responsibilities to support academics. At the same time, the long-established work of negotiating with publishers around journal subscriptions is changing as such deals now usually include OA payment or discount plans in many different forms that vary from publisher to publisher.

This article outlines some of the issues we encountered at the University of Sussex Library whilst trying to pull together the newer strand of OA advocacy and funder compliance work with existing responsibilities for managing subscription deals. It considers the challenges faced in effectively bringing together Library staff with knowledge in these areas, and outlines the steps we have taken so far to ensure OA publishing is taken into account wherever appropriate.

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