Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

Collection Development, Public Services, and the Library and Information Science Literature


  • Laura Bowering Mullen, Library of Science and Medicine of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the ‘front lines’ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-593-0

Table of Contents

Librarians and their own open access publishing; Collection development and open access; Librarians and their roles in the academy; Collection development librarians and open access; Public services work and open access; Open access and technical services; Conclusion.