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  • open access
  • collection development
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Emory’s Open Access Collection Development Policy

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Atlanta, Georgia

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A webinar for ASERL members on the development and implementation of Emory’s Open Access Collection Development Policy. A video of the webinar is available at https://vimeo.com/169905536, or by clicking on Final Published Version above. Like other academic libraries, Emory University has been approached by a number of open access collection initiatives seeking funding. In this webinar, Lisa Macklin & Chris Palazzolo discuss that while all of these initiatives may have merit, how should Emory choose which to support, and why. Emory's Collection Management and Scholarly Communications Office drafted an Open Access Collections Policy which outlines basic principles and processes regarding the addition of open access content to the libraries collections. It defines the criteria for the library to provide financial support for emerging open access initiatives, as well as the process for the identification and selection of open access content for the collection. The speakers discuss the process of creating the policy, the questions they asked, and how this OA collections policy relates to other collection policies and library Open Access initiatives.

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This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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