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Friday, March 27, 2009

Presentation on OA in the sciences

Heather Morrison, Open Access in the Sciences, class presentation at McGill University, March 25, 2009. Abstract:
Open Access in the Sciences is an overview presentation designed for a library science class at McGill University, with a focus on open access in the Canadian context. There are more than 3,900 fully open access journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals; more than a hundred are published in Canada. Selected examples of open access journals from across the country are presented, published by universities / libraries, societies, and government. Open access archives (disciplinary and institutional) are explored. The author discusses open access archives from an author's perspective. A brief overview of open access policies and author's rights are presented, and emerging trends and new jobs for librarians.