- Open Access
- Peer reviewed, free of cost, online access to scholarly literature.
* Push back from scholarly community?
o Journals are expensive.
o Authors donít get paid.
o 30% of profit goes to publisher.
o Some instiutions like Harvard are changing their standards in the academic community; subscription-based publication isn’t
as important as it used to be for gaining tenure; however many institutions are reluctant to change.
* Open Access Repositories
o Harvard mandate requires that faculty research is deposited into university repository (along with whichever proprietarypublication they are published in). Harvard Open Access Repository
o Simmons has an institutional repository, but it is not mandatory for faculty to use. Simmons Open Access Repository
* Research funded by NIH (government funded, paid for with tax dollars) Now available to the public for free through an OA repository.
* Open Access Journals – multiple models, depending on what publisher it is:
1) give access to individual users, but charge libraries
2) charge authors to be published.
* First Monday – OA Journal in Library & Information Science. Peer-reviewed and been around since 1995.
New eBook Reader from Barnes and Noble just came out – you can lend books for 14 days to a friend. The Nook
We ran out of time and weren’t able to discuss our fall event plans or next meeting. Luke will be sending out an e-mail to remind people to voice their opinions on the ideas that have already been suggested through Basecamp.