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Dramatic Growth of Open Access Quick Reference June 2011

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Date created: 
2011-07-01
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Quick reference for open access numbers.

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Dataset

Open Access: Resources for All Library Types

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Date created: 
2005-04-25
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Conference presentation
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Information Literacy Skills: an exploratory focus group study of student perceptions

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1997
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This article reports the results of an exploratory study using focus group
methodology in information literacy research. A small focus group-seven
undergraduate students at Conwrdia University College of Albertudiscussed
the concept of information literacy and the role of the undergraduate
library in developing information literacy skills. Participants perceived
information literacy us valuable, and agreed that the libra y plays an
important role in developing the skill of locating information. Moreover,
the focus group method demonstrated potential for generating us&l data
in this field, particularly hypotheses for further research.

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Article
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Opening Access to Scholarly Research.

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Date created: 
2005-04-23
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Conference presentation
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Why scholarship should never be a commodity!

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Date created: 
2011-05-19
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Presentation on the implications of treating scholarly work as a commodity and options for liberating our work to scholar-led and/or open access journals, focusing on the discipline of communication.

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Conference presentation

Promoting Transparency through Library - Government Collaboration

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Date created: 
2011-05-28
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Conference presentation

Dramatic Growth of Open Access: quick reference

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Date created: 
2011-03-31
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Manipulable quick reference for Dramatic Growth of Open Access.

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Learning object

All Indexing is Wrong; Some Indexing is Useful: Social Tagging in Libraries

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2011-04-02
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Social tagging, the activity and process by which users add descriptive tags to
shared, digital content, is a socio-politically significant form of indexing. It satisfies the four basic criteria of a social movement: collective challenge, common purpose, solidarity, and sustained collective action (Tarrow, 1994). Most significantly, social tagging is carried out from the bottom upwards by means of user contributions and not from the top downwards by means of authoritative rule. The adoption of an anarchist paradigm for the future study and implementation of social tagging would ensure that it is understood, maintained, and further developed as a social movement.

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Conference presentation

Institutional Open Access Funds and Hybrid OA Support: Two Case Studies

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Date created: 
2011-01-10
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This presentation reviews the experience of two library-based open access funds, with particular focus on the issue of subsidizing OA fees charged by hybrid journal publishers.

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The Challenge of Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century

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Date created: 
2011-03-12
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At the dawn of the 21st century we are witnessing a dramatic growth in the production of knowledge, posing immense challenges for its dissemination, management and long-term preservation. Recent studies out of Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, and US attempt to quantify the costs and benefits of each component of the scholarly communication lifecycle. These and related studies provide the basis for developing sustainable models to meet the challenge.

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Conference presentation