Open Access repositories and journals for visibility: Implications for libraries

A.N., Zainab (2010) Open Access repositories and journals for visibility: Implications for libraries. In: 3rd International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS2010) , 9 - 10 November 2010, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper describes the growth of open access repositories and journals as reported by monitoring initiatives such as ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories), Open DOAR (Open Directory of Open Access Repositories), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Directory of Web Ranking of World Repositories by the Cybermetrics Laboratory in Spain and published literature. The performance of Malaysian OA repositories and journals is highlighted. The strength of OA channels in increasing visibility and citations are evidenced by research findings. It is proposed that libraries can champion OA initiatives by making university or institutional governance aware; encouraging institutional journal publishers to adopt OA platform; collaborating with research groups to jumpstart OA institutional initiatives and to embed OA awareness into user and researcher education programmes. By actively involved, libraries will be free of permission, licensing and archiving barriers usually imposed in traditional publishing situation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: MS SITI NUR ATIKAH MOHAMAD RUSDI
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 03:45
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 03:45
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/955

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