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ERIC Number: EJ1064822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Open Access Availability of Library and Information Science Literature
Way, Doug
College & Research Libraries, v71 n4 p302-309 Jul 2010
To examine the open access availability of Library and Information Science (LIS) research, a study was conducted using Google Scholar to search for articles from 20 top LIS journals. The study examined whether Google Scholar was able to find any links to full text, if open access versions of the articles were available and where these articles were being hosted. The results showed that the archiving of articles is not a regular practice in the field; articles are not being deposited in institutional or subject repositories at a high rate; and, overall, the percentage of available open access articles in LIS was similar to the findings in previous studies. In addition, the study found that Google Scholar is an effective tool for finding known LIS articles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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