Open Access to Scholarly Literature: Which Side Are You On?

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Open Access to Scholarly Literature: Which Side Are You On?

Time: October 25, 2013 from 10am to 12pm
Country: Graduate Center, City University of New York
Street: 365 Fifth Ave
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://openaccess.commons.gc.…
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Maura Smale
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2013

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Open access (OA) to scholarly literature recently hit a major milestone: Half of all research articles published become open access, either immediately or after an embargo period. Are the articles you read among them? What about the articles you write? Are the journals to which you submit open-access friendly? What about the journals for which you peer review? Are there any reasons why the public should not have access to the results of taxpayer-funded research?

Jill Cirasella (Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Center) will explain the motivation for OA, describe the details of OA, and differentiate between publishing in open access journals (“gold” OA) and self-archiving works in OA repositories (“green” OA). She will also dispel persistent myths about OA and examine some of the challenges to OA.

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