NISO Two-Part Webinar: Managing an Open Access World
Part 1: Open Access & Acquisitions
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Part 2 of this webinar, Compliance with Funder Mandates, will be held on Wednesday, September 14.
- About the Webinar
- Agenda & Event Slides
- Event Q&A
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Agenda & Event Slides
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Buying Openly, Developing the Analysis for Total Cost of Publication
Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University
Standard academic publishers are readily promoting and offering hybrid open access publishing to authors. In Europe and the United Kingdom, librarians are busy tracking the scholarship produced by their institutions and developing formula to obtain what is described as the total cost of publication at their given institutions. Given the lack of significant mandates for open access in North America, most academic librarians involved with collections and acquisitions work have remained focused on cost per use as opposed to the total cost of publication. Let's explore the transition from cost per use to total cost of publication and the mechanisms needed for tracking and evaluating packages in the hybrid academic publishing environment.
Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and has 20 years of academic library experience. She has held leadership positions in ALA ALCTS, ER&L, and NASIG. In 2015, she was appointed as the ALA-NISO representative to vote on NISO/ISO standards on behalf of the American Library Association. She also serves on the Project COUNTER Executive Committee. Jill serves as a member of The Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist of “Heard on the Net,” and is on the editorial boards for Insights: the UKSG journal and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science.
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Balancing Locally Curated Open Access Collections and Their Costs
Allyson Rodriguez, Strategic Collections Librarian, University of North Texas
In this day and age our choices for everything from our healthcare to our hair stylist are abundant. Having choice is widely believed to improve our quality of life, and because of this belief we are constantly inundated with numerous options as are our library patrons. Open Access is not immune to this abundance. According to SPARC (2016), there are currently over 9,700 Open Access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals alone. This does not include hybrid journals, monographs, or other online resources that are freely available. But is putting every Open Access resource in the library catalog just because it is “free” what’s best for our patrons? Barry Schwartz (2004) argues that as our number of choices increases we can see a shift from blessing to burden and eventually reach total dissatisfaction. So how do we balance our patrons’ satisfaction with the cost of curation? We will explore one university’s attempt to curate Open Access collections, the associated costs, and the triumphs and tribulations of collecting open access and making it discoverable.
Allyson Rodriguez is the Strategic Collections Librarian at the University of North Texas where she works as part of the Collection Development Department. Her focus is on conceptualizing, creating, and maintaining open-access and born-digital resources to support the university’s curriculum, faculty, and staff.
Collection Management for OA Resources
Chris Bulock, Collection Coordinator for Electronic Resource Management, California State University Northridge
Open Access publications have introduced the possibility of adding resources to library collections on a large scale without ever developing a business relationship with the provider. This has serious implications for collection development and management. The lack of a purchase or subscription cost can encourage adding access to OA resources en masse. However, there are significant collection management concerns associated with this approach. Some OA publishers rely on search engines and social media for discovery, spending little effort on integration with discovery tools or link resolvers. Similarly, technical support for librarians may not be a priority when libraries are no longer the paying customers. Additionally, the massive scale of mega-journals and the article level access rights of hybrid journals render tools like link resolvers ineffective in providing appropriate access. We’ll explore the ways in which OA collection management differs from practices for paid resources and how librarians can bring the two together.
Chris Bulock is the Collection Coordinator for Electronic Resource Management at California State University Northridge. He is currently a Member at Large on the Executive Board of NASIG and edits a column in Serials Review on issues related to Open Access in libraries.
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