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ERIC Number: EJ873181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Opening Up Access to Open Access
Singer, Ross
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v20 n1 p7-10 2008
As the corpus of gray literature grows and the price of serials rises, it becomes increasingly important to explore ways to integrate the free and open Web seamlessly into one's collections. Users, after all, are discovering these materials all the time via sites such as Google Scholar and Scirus or by searching or CiteSeer directly. Leveraging such resources not only spackles gaps within one's holdings, it cheaply and efficiently expands the range of content, especially that which might otherwise fall outside a library's collection development policy. While large academic libraries certainly would benefit from exploiting these archives, the real winners would be smaller libraries with more limited collections. The problem, however, is that documents such as these are largely invisible to the traditional library research workflow. This article talks about the need for a service that would bridge the gap between the published document and its open-access preprint, postprint, and working paper kin. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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