Open Access and Libraries Preprint by Charles Bailey
This book-chapter preprint takes an in-depth look at the open access movement with special attention to the perceived meaning of the term "open access" within it, the use of Creative Commons Licenses, and real-world access distinctions between different types of open access materials. After a brief consideration of some major
general benefits of open access, it examines OA's benefits for libraries and discusses a number of ways that libraries can potentially support the movement, with a consideration of funding issues. (The preprint does not reflect any editorial changes that may be made.)
It will appear in: Jacobs, Mark, ed. Electronic Resources Librarians: The Human Element of the Digital Information Age. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2006.
Thanks to Charles Bailey on the ACRL's SCHOLCOMM discussion list.