The ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Committee (Mavis Molto, Chair) welcomes you to:

“Discovering Open Access Articles: Maximum Access, Maximum Visibility!”

Co-sponsored by RUSA MARS MERS (Management of Electronic Reference Services), Lindsay Johnston, Chair

Co-sponsored by ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, Lisa A. Macklin, Chair

Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 3-4 PM, LVCC S228.

Everywhere we go, we hear about Open Access, whether it be green or gold, embargoed or immediate, available from publishers or from institutional repositories. This growing movement raises many practical questions for libraries, researchers, and students.  What is the best way to ensure discoverability of OA content in unsubscribed journals through link resolvers? How can OA content in IRs be more discoverable and usable for patrons? How do OA policies affect these initiatives? What standards need to be developed and employed? Please join us to learn more about challenges and possible solutions involving article level content and how to make it more visible.


Mary Ann Jones (Mississippi State University) “Discovery of Open Access Articles”


Researchers and authors have discovered that publishing an article via an open access model can provide widespread discovery of research, but this is only true if the article is discoverable to a wide audience.  Open URL solved this problem on the journal title level, but currently there are no tools to resolve individual articles.  Discovery of open access articles is a problem being discussed more and more throughout library and publisher communities.  Libraries, publishers, and aggregators must agree to work together to provide solutions that make open access articles discoverable to researchers, thereby giving authors the exposure they desire. Discussion during the presentation will provide examples of this gap in service and offer possible solutions for libraries and publishers to provide the widest possible discovery of individual open access articles.


Angela Riggio, (UCLA Library) “Setting the stage for discovery and access: definitions, process, and open access at UCLA.”


Angela will give a quick review of open access and open access policies, with an eye to the recently adopted UC-wide policy and the impact that it has had on the UCLA campus. She will also describe some of the tools that the California Digital Library has created to help with the policy’s implementation.


Nettie Lagace, (NISO) “Cross-community metadata creation and sharing: the NISO Open Access Metadata and Indicator Recommended Practice.”


In 2013, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) formed a Working Group to develop metadata and indicators to provide information on whether a specific article is openly accessible (i.e. can be read by any user who can get to the journal website over the Internet) and what re-use rights might be available to the reader. Terms regarding "open access" "increased access" "public access" etc. vary both between publishers and among publishers and in some cases, based on the funder. A number of publishers offer hybrid options for publications where some content is available freely and the rest remains under subscription control.  Nettie will report on the work of this group and the content of the Recommended Practice, now very near publication. 


Speaker Bios:


Mary Ann Jones joined the library faculty at Mississippi State University Libraries in 2005 and has been the Coordinator of Electronic Resources since 2008.  Mary Ann is responsible for the day-to-day management of the libraries electronic resources and works closely with the serials, acquisitions, and systems departments to manage the various aspects of today’s challenging electronic content across all areas of the library.  Responsibilities include ordering, licensing, access management and maintenance, and assessment of eJournals, databases, and eBooks. Mary Ann received her MLIS from Florida State University in 2005 and her BA in Organizational Communication from University of Central Florida in 2001.  Mary Ann’s research interests include institutional repositories, journal evaluation methodology, and open access adoption in academia.


Angela Riggio has been working at the UCLA Library since her undergraduate years in the early 1980s. She received both her BA and Master’s of Library and Information Science degrees at UCLA. She spent over 20 years in cataloging, and is now the head of Scholarly Communication and licensing, a unit that is responsible for much of the Library-based outreach to students and faculty on open access, alternate publishing options, and copyright education. She has served on the steering group of the Digital Library Federation Electronic Resource Management Initiative, and chaired her Library’s Electronic Resource Management System Implementation Team.  She also completed a certification in Copyright Management and Leadership.  Angela's career is heavily invested in licensing, rights metadata, scholarly communication, copyright investigation, and other intellectual property issues challenging large academic libraries today.


Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO’s topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, as well as working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles, working on link resolver, electronic resource management, and recommender software. She holds an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan.



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