Roundup: “Open Alternatives to Subscription Content”
Ed. Note: Anneliese Talor from the UCSF Library and Sarah Houghton from the California Digital Library have put together an excellent resource compilation of, “powerful new tools that can make your literature research process easier and more productive.” This resource is posted on the University of California: Office of Scholarly Communication website and can be used in any number of ways. It’s perfect for sharing with students and faculty. Finally, most of the resources listed are ones we follow closely on infoDOCKET so be on the lookout for updates. Kudos Anneliese and Sarah!
From the Post:
Paywalled content requires subscriber authentication or pay-per-view for unsubscribed content, whereas OA content is freely accessible to all readers. While the majority of scholarly publications are still published behind a paywall, the amount of literature published as open access at inception, or opened up by the author or publisher at some point after publication, is steadily growing. This shift has significantly expanded the variety of ways that reliable scholarly content can be accessed—even without a subscription.
Resources Listed/Linked Include:
- and MANY others
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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.