Electronic Resources and Libraries
The Open Access Initiatives at Utah State University are tightly integrated with our collection development goals, and perhaps more importantly, our budget. Our collections budget provides financial support for our Bepress DigitalCommons repository, as well as funding to support our faculty authors who choose to publish in author-pays OA journals. While we recognize the important service provided by traditional publishers, our hope for the long run is to change the conversation in our library-publisher relationships such that we may eventually have remaining funds to provide even more resources to our University community. This presentation will explore the keys to the development and implementation of our recently adopted rights-based Open Access Policy, the administration of our Open Access publication fund, and the collection development goals and financial contributions that support these initiatives.
Wesolek, Katie and Wesolek, Andrew, "Building departmental partnerships for open access: scholarly communication and collections" (2013). Library Faculty & Staff Presentations. Paper 43.