The following journal article (author’s version) was recently shared on the IUPUI ScholarWorks Repository.
Thomas L. Reinsfelder MSLS, PhD
Penn State University Libraries – Mont Alto
Caitlin Pike MLS, AHIP
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
via IUPUI ScholarWorks Repository
Published Version: Collection Management
Published Online: January 18, 2017
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.