The following article appears in the new issue (Vol. 6 No. 3) of Collaborative Librarianship.
The Sound of the Crowd: Using Social Media to Develop Best Practices for Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians (OAWAL)
Portland State University
University of Huddersfield
Vol. 6 No. 3 (2015)
For the past nine months, Graham Stone and Jill Emery have been promoting OAWAL: Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians on a blog site, through Facebook TM, through Twitter TM, and at in- person events in both the USA and UK to raise awareness of open access management issues in academic libraries and in an attempt to crowdsource best practices internationally. The in-person meetings used a technique known as the H Form, which can be applied to other areas of academic librarianship. This overview outlines the current project, focusing on feedback received, highlights some of the changes that have been made in response to that feedback, and addresses future plans of the project.
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