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Open Access Publishing in Canada: Current and Future Library and University Press Supports
WAC Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Concordia University Libraries, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 9 June 2013 / Published: 18 June 2013
Abstract: Canadian university libraries, Canadian university presses, and non-university scholarly presses at Canadian universities were surveyed in the first part of 2010 as to the level of their support of Open Access (OA) journal publishing. Respondents were asked about journal hosting services in their organization as well as their thoughts on internal and external support for open access publishing. Results showed that most of the organizations are hosting OA journals, largely between one and five in number, and many supply journal hosting services, including some technical support. Personnel resources are a notable factor in the ability to host journals. Most respondents engage in some sort of internal support for open access publishing and are open to options that they are presently not utilizing. They are particularly amenable to OA publishing support from outside of their organizations, especially assistance at a consortial level.
Keywords: open access publishing; support for open access; academic libraries; universities; Canada
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Taylor, D.; Morrison, H.; Owen, B.; Vézina, K.; Waller, A. Open Access Publishing in Canada: Current and Future Library and University Press Supports. Publications 2013, 1, 27-48.
Taylor D, Morrison H, Owen B, Vézina K, Waller A. Open Access Publishing in Canada: Current and Future Library and University Press Supports. Publications. 2013; 1(1):27-48.
Taylor, Donald; Morrison, Heather; Owen, Brian; Vézina, Kumiko; Waller, Andrew. 2013. "Open Access Publishing in Canada: Current and Future Library and University Press Supports." Publications 1, no. 1: 27-48.