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ERIC Number: EJ1113265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Leading by Example? ALA Division Publications, Open Access, and Sustainability
Hall, Nathan; Arnold-Garza, Sara; Gong, Regina; Shorish, Yasmeen
College & Research Libraries, v77 n5 p654-667 Sep 2016
This investigation explores scholarly communication business models in American Library Association (ALA) division peer-reviewed academic journals. Previous studies reveal the numerous issues organizations and publishers face in the academic publishing environment. Through an analysis of documented procedures, policies, and finances of five ALA division journals, we compare business and access models. We conclude that some ALA divisions prioritize the costs associated with changing business models, including hard-to-estimate costs such as the labor of volunteers. For other divisions, the financial aspects are less important than maintaining core values, such as those defined in ALA's Core Values in Librarianship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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