New Preprint: “Supporting Public Access to Research Results”
P. Scott Lapinski
Digital Resources Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Public and Access Services, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Access Services Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Alexa T. McCray
Associate Director, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
College and Research Libraries
We posed the question of what services an academic library can best provide to support the NIH Public Access Policy. We approached the answer to this question through education, collaboration, and tool-building. As a result, over the last four years we have engaged over 1500 participants in discussions of public access to research results, forged alliances with dozens of partners, and built online tools to ease the process of complying with the NIH policy. We conclude that librarians working in collaboration with other key constituencies can have a positive impact on improving access to the results of scientific research.
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Note: Anticipated Publication Date: November 2013
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.