October 26, 2021

New Journal Article: “Using Library Funds to Support Open Access Publishing Through Crowdfunding: Going Beyond Article Processing Charges”

The following journal article (author’s version) was recently shared on the IUPUI ScholarWorks Repository.

Title

Using Library Funds to Support Open Access Publishing Through Crowdfunding: Going Beyond Article Processing Charges

Authors

Thomas L. Reinsfelder MSLS, PhD
Penn State University Libraries – Mont Alto

Caitlin Pike MLS, AHIP
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis 

Source

via IUPUI ScholarWorks Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/1805/15059

Published Version: Collection Management
Published Online: January 18, 2017
doi:10.1080/01462679.2017.1415826

Abstract

Publishers commonly use Article Processing Charges (APCs) to fund open access publications, and some libraries and institutions help local authors pay these costs. However, this strategy is expensive and can usually only address one article at a time. A number of relatively new publishing initiatives rely on a crowdfunding model and allow many libraries to share the cost of open access, often at a fraction of the cost of APCs. This article highlights several alternative publishing projects to help librarians think further about how library funds could be used to support open access.

Direct to Full Text Article  (Author’s Version)
19 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Share