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Open Access Works

Digital Scholarship has published the following works about open access, including research data works. These publications are open access (i.e., free of charge) and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License or under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Digital Books

Research Data Curation and Management Bibliography (2021). This selective bibliography presents over 800 English-language articles and books. It covers topics such as research data creation, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, open access, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation. It is available as a paperback PDF file, a website, and a a website PDF with live links.. Most sources were published from 2009 through 2019. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses.

Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 (2011): This selective bibliography presents over 600 English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other works. In addition to ETD topics, it covers the following institutional repository issues: country and regional surveys, multiple-institution repositories, specific repositories, digital preservation issues, library issues, metadata strategies, institutional open access mandates and policies, R&D projects, research studies, and open source software. Most sources were published from 2000 through June 2011. It is available as a low-cost paperback and a paperback PDF file.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 (2011): This selective bibliography presents over 3,800 selected English-language articles, books, and other textual sources. It covers digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital rights management, digital repositories, economic issues, electronic books and texts, electronic serials, license agreements, metadata, publisher issues, open access, and other related topics. It includes numerous works about early electronic publishing projects on the Internet. Most sources were published from 1990 through 2010. It is available as a low-cost paperback and a paperback PDF file. "This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended." - J. A. Buczynski, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45, no. 1 (1997): 58. (Review of website version.)

Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (2010): This selective bibliography presents over 1,100 journal articles, books, and other textual works. It covers open access overviews and theory, economic issues, copyright arrangements for self archiving and use, open access journals, e-prints, disciplinary archives, institutional repositories, metadata issues, open access mandates and policies, electronic theses and dissertations, the open archives initiative and OAI-PMH, library issues, conventional publisher perspectives, open access legislation, government reviews, funding agency mandates, and policies, open access in countries with emerging and developing economies, and open access books. Most sources were published from January 1999 through August 2010. This bibliography updates and expands the Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals. It is available as a low-cost paperback, a a paperback PDF file, a website, and a website PDF with live links. "An outstanding overview of scholarship relating to the growing Open Access movement." - The Charleston Advisor 12, no. 2 (2010): 3. (Text is part of a Best Content by an Individual award given to the author by the journal.)

Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals (2005) (Published by the Association of Research Libraries and Digital Scholarship): This selective bibliography provides an overview of open access concepts, and it presents over 1,300 books, conference papers (including some digital video presentations), debates, editorials, e-prints, journal and magazine articles, news articles, technical reports, and other printed and electronic sources. It covers the following open access topics: general works, research studies, open access statements, copyright arrangements for self-archiving and use, copyright ownership and rights, economic issues, e-prints, disciplinary archives, institutional archives and repositories, the open archives initiative and OAI-PMH, conventional publisher perspectives, government inquires and legislation, and open access arrangements for developing countries. Most sources were published between 1999 and August 2004. It is available as a paperback, a paperback PDF file, a website, and a website PDF. "This title is a major contribution to the study of the open access movement in general, as well as its emergence in the early twenty-first century." - Mary Aycock, Library Resources and Technical Services 52, no. 3 (2008): 212-213.

Digital Bibliographies

Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography (2018-2023): This bibliography includes over 300 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports about academic libraries' digital publishing programs from 1989 though 2022. While academic libraries have published a variety of digital publications during this period, this bibliography primarily covers the open access publishing of scholarly books, journals, and other serials. It provides an overview of academic library publishing efforts, and then covers pioneering library publishing projects in the 1980s and 1990s, librarian-led association and unaffiliated publishing projects in the 1990s, library-based publishing since 1999, new university presses established by libraries, library and university press mergers/partnerships, and library technical publishing infrastructure. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Research Data Publication and Citation Bibliography (2022): This bibliography presents over 225 selected English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the publication and citation of research data. It also provides limited coverage of closely related topics, such as research data identifiers (e.g., DOI) and scholarly metrics. Most sources have been published from January 2009 through December 2021. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Research Data Sharing and Reuse Bibliography (2021): This bibliography presents over 200 English-language articles and books that are useful in understanding the sharing and reuse of research data. Most sources have been published from 2009 through 2021. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography (2005-2021): This selective bibliography presents over 150 articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, unpublished e-prints and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations. Most sources were published from 2000 through 2020. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Research Data Curation Bibliography (2012-2019): This selective bibliography presents over 750 English-language articles, books, and technical reports. It covers topics such as research data creation, metadata, provenance, repositories, management, policies, support services, funding agency requirements, open access, peer review, publication, citation, sharing, reuse, and preservation. Most sources were published from 2009 through 2018. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Transforming Peer Review Bibliography (2014): This selective bibliography presents English-language articles that are useful in understanding significant transformations of the peer review process. Most sources were published from 2010 through 2012. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Google Books Bibliography (2005-2011): This selective bibliography presents over 320 articles and other textual works that are useful in understanding Google Books. It primarily focuses on the evolution of Google Books and the legal, library, and social issues associated with it. To better show the development Google Books, it is organized by year of publication. Most sources were published from 2004 through August 2011. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Institutional Repository Bibliography (2009-2011): This selective bibliography presents over 460 articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources. It covers the following institutional repository topics: country and regional surveys, multiple-institution repositories, specific repositories, digital preservation issues,library issues, metadata strategies, institutional open access mandates and policies, R&D projects, research studies, and open source software. Most sources were published from 2000 through June 2011. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Open Access Journals Bibliography (2010): This selective bibliography presents over 210 books and articles. It covers the following open access journal topics: overviews and general works, economic issues, publishers and archives, case studies, research studies, and library issues. Most sources were published from 1999 through August 2010. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Open Access Webliography, with Adrian K. Ho (2005). This webliography presents a wide range of electronic resources related to the open access movement that are freely available on the Internet as of April 2005. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (1996-2011): This selective bibliography presents over 3,800 articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources. It covers a wide range of topics, such as digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital repositories, e-books, e-journals, license agreements, metadata, and open access Most sources were published from 1990 through October 2011. It includes the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog, which was published from June 2001 though December 2013. It is available as a website and a website PDF with live links. "SEP [Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography] is compiled with utter professionalism. It reminds me of the work of the best artisans who know not only every item that leaves their workshops, but each component used to create them-providing the ideal quality control. . . . The selection of items is impeccable. I have yet to find journal articles irrelevant to the scope of the bibliography. SEP could be used as a benchmark in evaluating abstracting/indexing databases that proudly claim to have coverage of electronic publishing, but do not come close to SEP."- Péter Jacsó ONLINE 27, no. 3 (2003): 73-76. (Review of website version.)

Social Media

DigitalKoans (2005-present): This weblog provides news and commentary on digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, research data management, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues. It has been published since April 2005 and has over 14,700 posts (over 4,800 for digital library and library IT jobs). "This site is recommended for several types of users. Those who are new to digital libraries or librarians interested in digital librarianship will find this site to be a good overview and if a particular topic proves interesting, it is easy to find more information on that topic. Those who work in digital libraries will find this site useful for finding information on a particular topic in one place. . . . For job seekers this is an excellent site, with job ads placed almost daily under "digital library jobs" and "library IT jobs." - Maura Valentino Technical Services Quarterly 30, no. 2 (2013): 229-231.

E-prints

"Open Access and Libraries." This chapter examines the major open access movement statements, analyzes the open access concept based on these statements, examines the two major open access strategies (self-archiving and open access journals), discusses the rationale behind the open access movement, discusses the impact of open access on libraries, looks at open access funding issues, and considers whether open access will transform electronic resources librarians jobs. Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "Open Access and Libraries." Collection Management 32, no. 3/4 (2007): 351-383. https://doi.org/10.1300/J105v32n03_07 also Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "Open Access and Libraries." In Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles, edited by Mark Jacobs, 351-383. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007. https://www.routledge.com/Electronic-Resources-Librarianship-and-Management-of-Digital-Information/Jacobs/p/book/9780789032188.

"What Is Open Access?" To further the development of knowledge, scholars require access to relevant scholarly literature. Increasingly, this literature is interdisciplinary, global, expensive, digital, and hidden behind technical walls to comply with license restrictions. It is also burgeoning. Little wonder that even scholars at the richest universities in the world have difficulty accessing the specialized literature that they need, while those at the poorest barely have any access at all. What can be done? The open access movement believes it has an answer to this critical question. Many of its prominent figures have little or no interest in reforming the existing scholarly communication system. Rather, they are interested in transforming it so that it can function effectively in the rapidly changing technological environment. This paper provides an overview of the open access movement. Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "What Is Open Access?" In Open Access: Key Strategic, Technical and Economic Aspects, ed. Neil Jacobs, 13-26. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2006. https://www.elsevier.com/books/open-access/jacobs/978-1-84334-203-8.

"The Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositories." Purpose: This paper proposes explaining institutional repositories (IRs) and open access, discussing the relationship of open access to IRs, and examining the possible roles of reference librarians in IRs. Design/Methodology/Approach: Key IR and open access concepts are clarified and critiqued. New organizational roles for reference libraries are suggested that build on their current functions. Findings: The IR concept is defined, and IRs are shown to be different from scholars' personal web sites, academic department/unit archives, institutional eā€print archives, and disciplinary archives. Open access is defined and examined. While the vision of open access is clear, the implementation of the vision is less pure. Open access and IRs are not synonyms: IRs are best seen as an enabling technology for open access. Reference librarians must play a key role in IRs, and ten potential IR support activities for them are identified. Originality/Value: This paper orients reference librarians, library administrators, and others to IRs and open access, providing a context for understanding how reference librarians' jobs may be transformed by the emergence of IRs. Bailey, Charles W., Jr. "The Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositories." Reference Services Review 33, no. 3 (2005): 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320510611294.

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