Saturday, May 14, 2011

Barbara Fister: 4 options for librarians

Barbara Fister has 4 suggested options for libraries to further OA publishing in Library Journal. The options are, in brief:

  • Start an open access publishing program with a local focus.
  • Mergers of libraries and university presses.
  • Redirect funding from subscriptions to paying author fees for open access (Fister does not think this is workable on a grand scale; note that I would disagree)
  • Build small and nimble coalitions among libraries with scholars who do get it

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