Saturday, May 15, 2010

OA-related items from the Alberta Library Conference

Two OA-related items came out of the Alberta Library Conference (ALC) that was held in Jasper, AB, April 29-May 2, 2010 (

First, at the AGM, the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) voted to investigate setting up an OA policy for the organization. This would follow what other Canadian library associations, such as the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Canadian Library Association (CLA), have done. In addition, LAA has already taken actions in terms of OA e.g. the LAA newsletter, the Letter of the LAA, is available as a delayed OA publication (

(Disclosure: I moved the motion to investigate setting up an OA Policy.)

Second, the theme for ALC 2011 was announced and it includes an OA component. The theme will be "Open doors, open minds, open access".

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