The Inclusion of Open Access Journals in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of Bioline International
||Sweezie, Jen ; Caidi, Nadia; Chan, Leslie
||The Inclusion of Open Access Journals in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of Bioline International
||ELPUB2007. Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna, Austria 13-15 June 2007 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9, 2007, pp. 469-470
||Specialized open access digital collections contain a wealth of valuable resources. However, major academic and research libraries do not always provide access to them, and thus do not benefit from these unique resources. This case study of one such digital collection, Bioline International, surveys 76 academic libraries in Canada and the United States to determine how often libraries are linking to the collection. A follow-up questionnaire was sent to librarians at the surveyed institutions to determine their opinions about the use of open access journals. The findings suggest issues of poor adoption rates of open access journals, as well as some reasons why such journals may not be actively adopted.
||open access; journal collection; developing countries; bioline international; digital library
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