The content is originally created and designed to reflect my scholarly output in the field of librarianship. My research interests are primarily focused on issues related to open access, scholarly publishing, copyright, and collection development. I am a Library Information Specialist--Lead with Arizona State University.
A book review appearing in the periodical "Library Journal." The book is "Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball" by John Feinstein. © 2014. Library Journal. All rights reserved.
The essay seeks to effectively identify and compare strategies used by libraries throughout the United States. Beyond analyzing the structure of author funds, the essay explores the value of such programs in promoting OA values of not only free to read, but free to publish. Asking the question, are libraries best suited to expend resources by paying publishing fees and does it achieve its purpose of promoting OA journals? Overall, the essay outlines the role of OA in expanding the potential for libraries to develop its role in scholarly publishing; particularly by promoting researchers’ publications in OA journals using author funds.
PDA involves the inclusion of bibliographic records to the catalog for titles the library does not own and permits the patron an opportunity to initiate a purchase. Beyond the practical implications of managing costs and liberating staff time, the PDA model provides patrons easier and quicker access to the widest range of information possible. The service model of populating a collection to protect against the possibility of patrons requiring access is increasingly unsustainable. Although not without its challenges, allowing the patron to provide a collaborative role with librarians in developing a collection serves to manage costs and streamlines the process of creating a collection which best addresses the needs of a constituency.
A book review appearing in the periodical "Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table." The book is "Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom" by Michelle Reale.