Communicating the Open Access Message: A Case Study from Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596552
Title:
Communicating the Open Access Message: A Case Study from Ireland
Authors:
Lawton, Aoife ( 0000-0002-3040-8520 )
Citation:
Lawton, A. (2016). Communicating the Open Access Message: A Case Study from Ireland. New Review of Academic Librarianship,22 (2) 1-18.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
New Review of Academic Librarianship
Issue Date:
25-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596552
DOI:
10.1080/13614533.2015.1127832
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13614533.2015.1127832
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Since 2009, Open Access (OA) Week has been celebrated worldwide in October each year. It is an opportunity for librarians to engage with the research community, and demonstrate the value that they bring to their organisations in the area of disseminating scholarly output. Although thousands of events have been held since the inception of OA Week, little research has been carried out into the impact of these events. The article presents a review of the literature on OA Week and evaluates the effectiveness of three events held during OA Week 2015 in Ireland through the use of statistics and a survey. The three events held during OA Week 2015 in Ireland that were evaluated include: a seminar run by Repository Network Ireland (RNI), a D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) campaign using OA materials organised by Dr. Steevens’ Library and a collaborative OA seminar between Dr. Steevens’ Library and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) libraries. The author concludes that a collaborative approach to planning and managing OA week between librarians from academic and other sectors can have tangible benefits both in terms of promoting OA and also promoting the role of the Librarian in the OA movement.
Keywords:
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES; RESEARCH
Local subject classification:
OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING
ISSN:
1361-4533; 1740-7834

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Aoifeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T16:17:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-17T16:17:14Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-25en
dc.identifier.citationLawton, A. (2016). Communicating the Open Access Message: A Case Study from Ireland. New Review of Academic Librarianship,22 (2) 1-18.en
dc.identifier.issn1361-4533en
dc.identifier.issn1740-7834en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13614533.2015.1127832en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/596552en
dc.descriptionSince 2009, Open Access (OA) Week has been celebrated worldwide in October each year. It is an opportunity for librarians to engage with the research community, and demonstrate the value that they bring to their organisations in the area of disseminating scholarly output. Although thousands of events have been held since the inception of OA Week, little research has been carried out into the impact of these events. The article presents a review of the literature on OA Week and evaluates the effectiveness of three events held during OA Week 2015 in Ireland through the use of statistics and a survey. The three events held during OA Week 2015 in Ireland that were evaluated include: a seminar run by Repository Network Ireland (RNI), a D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) campaign using OA materials organised by Dr. Steevens’ Library and a collaborative OA seminar between Dr. Steevens’ Library and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) libraries. The author concludes that a collaborative approach to planning and managing OA week between librarians from academic and other sectors can have tangible benefits both in terms of promoting OA and also promoting the role of the Librarian in the OA movement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13614533.2015.1127832en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to New Review of Academic Librarianshipen
dc.subjectLIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICESen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subject.otherOPEN ACCESS PUBLISHINGen
dc.titleCommunicating the Open Access Message: A Case Study from Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNew Review of Academic Librarianshipen
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