Does open access make cents? Return on investment in the institutional repository
AffiliationOffice of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, University Libraries, University of Arizona
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CitationDubinsky, E. (2019). Does open access make cents? Return on investment in the institutional repository. CR&L News 80(5), 281-281. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.80.5.281
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AbstractAccess to information resources is a traditional library service. Public libraries were the first to provide unfettered access to print information resources to a general population. It is not a stretch to recognize those institutions as the earliest providers of open access (OA). Now the term open access is generally defined as the free and immediate online availability of research and scholarship, adapting to the widespread change in delivery format from print to digital. OA as a library service—most commonly in support of the scholarly communication process—has become a priority for most academic libraries. Academic libraries and librarians are increasingly engaged in both providing and promoting OA, primarily through institutional repository (IR) services with roles as creators, disseminators, publishers, and preservers of scholarly content.
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