Philip Young is Institutional Repository Manager at Virginia Tech, where he previously served as Scholarly Communication Librarian and Metadata Librarian. He blogs about open access at Open@VT, tweets at @openatvt and has research profiles on ORCID, Google Scholar, and Publons.

Recent Submissions

  • What Is Open Access? 

    Young, Philip (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-29)
    This presentation is an introduction to open access, including a definition, the need for access, two ways to make research OA, advantages of OA and evidence of its increased impact. The presentation also covers online ...
  • Digging Deeper into Text and Data Mining 

    Haugen, Inga; Lener, Edward F.; Pannabecker, Virginia; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech, 2017-10)
    Text and data mining (TDM) approaches are increasingly used for research in a variety of disciplines to create, explore, and analyze large datasets. This presentation explores opportunities for library support for TDM, ...
  • Library Support for Text and Data Mining: A Report for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech 

    Young, Philip; Haugen, Inga; Lener, Edward F.; Pannabecker, Virginia; Brittle, Collin (Virginia Tech, 2017-07-28)
    This report examines how the University Libraries at Virginia Tech have supported text and data mining in the past, and how academic libraries in general are providing support for it. The report looks at licensing content ...
  • Research Access and Discovery in University News Releases: A Case Study 

    Young, Philip (2017-02-27)
    INTRODUCTION Many universities promote the peer-reviewed articles of their researchers in online news releases. However, access to the articles by the public can be limited, and information for locating articles is sometimes ...
  • SPEC Kit 353: Funding Article Processing Charges 

    McMillan, Gail; O'Brien, Leslie; Young, Philip (Association of Research Libraries, 2016-11-01)
    This SPEC Kit explores the strategies that ARL member institutions are using to address article processing charges (APCs)—including how the funds are established and how they are handled (e.g., policies, applications, ...
  • Open Licensing for Library-Created Content: A Report for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech 

    Walz, Anita R.; McMillan, Gail; Speer, Ryan; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech, 2016-06-17)
    Library Council, the governing body of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, commissioned creation of a task force to identify problems and propose solutions regarding the sharing and reuse of content created by the ...
  • Scholarly Publishing Trends: A Conversation 

    Young, Philip (2015-10-22)
    Profound changes are occurring in the production, dissemination, and evaluation of research. This session invites participants to bring their experiences and questions to a conversation on issues affecting their peer-reviewed ...
  • Student Publishing: An Open, Global Learning Module 

    Young, Philip; Walz, Anita R.; Hover, Paul Lloyd; Nardine, Jennifer; Pennington, Scott (Dean's Forum on Global Engagement, Virginia Tech, 2014-03-27)
    The University Libraries is contributing a learning module on student publishing to the international course “Open Knowledge”, organized by the Public Knowledge Project. The course, scheduled to begin in September 2014, ...
  • Introduction to Open Access and Copyright 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2013-10-21)
    This presentation introduces open access and copyright and was given as part of Open Access Week 2013 at Virginia Tech.
  • The Open Ethos and Academic Libraries 

    Young, Philip (2013-09-27)
    The philosophy of openness, or information sharing, has a long history but in recent years has gained unprecedented momentum (as well as criticism) in the online environment. This presentation examines specific opportunities ...
  • Open Access Policy Summary 

    Young, Philip (2013-08-05)
    This is a five-minute statement advocating for a mandatory article archiving policy read to the Library Faculty Association at Virginia Tech prior to a vote among it, a voluntary policy, and no policy.
  • Promoting Universal Knowledge for All: Open Access Week 2012 at Virginia Tech 

    Miller, Rebecca K.; Goldbeck DeBose, Kyrille; Hall, Nathan; Lindblad, Purdom; Scripa, Allison; Speer, Julie; Young, Philip (Virginia Libraries, 2013-06)
    This article describes the events and activities organized by the University Libraries for Virginia Tech's first Open Access Week celebration in 2012.
  • Introduction to Open Access & Copyright 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2013-02-18)
    In this FDI (Faculty Development Institute) class at Virginia Tech, the goal is for attendees to gain a better understanding of Open Access--unrestricted access to scholarship, increase their mastery of their copyrights, ...
  • Collaborative Batch Creation for Open Access E-Books: A Case Study 

    Young, Philip; Culbertson, Rebecca; McGrath, Kelley (Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2012-09-24)
    When the National Academies Press announced that more than 4,000 electronic books would be made freely available for download, many academic libraries expressed interest in obtaining MARC records for them. Using cataloging ...
  • Open Access E-Books in Academic Libraries 

    Young, Philip; Stovall, Connie (Virginia Libraries Association Annual Conference, 2012-10-26)
    How are open access e-book collections identified and described? This presentation addresses the types of freely accessible electronic books, sources for them, and metadata workflows for adding them to the catalog. ...
  • Open Access 101 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2012-10-17)
    This short course was provided to faculty, staff, and students during Open Access Week at Virginia Tech to help them (1) gain a better understanding of Open Access--unrestricted access to scholarship, (2) increase their ...
  • Introduction to Open Access 

    Young, Philip (2012-10-16)
    This is a general introduction to open access that describes the two roads to OA, self-archiving and publishing in an OA journal. Also covered are predatory publishers and the importance of open licensing. Library services ...
  • Book summary: Planned Obsolescence by Kathleen Fitzpatrick 

    Young, Philip (2012-09-18)
    This is a 2-page summary of Kathleen Fitzpatrick's book Planned Obsolescence which was prepared for a Library Reading Group meeting on September 12, 2012. The summary also contains links to the projects and tools mentioned ...
  • Opportunities for Changing Research Dissemination 

    Young, Philip (2010-10-12)
    This brief presentation covers the basics of scholarly communication and suggests potential actions by faculty authors, the university, and Faculty Senate. It was followed by an extensive Q&A though there was no subsequent ...
  • Open Access Dissemination Challenges: A Case Study 

    Young, Philip (Emerald, 2009)
    This paper explores dissemination, broadly considered, of an open access (OA) database as part of a librarian-faculty collaboration currently in progress. Metadata optimization for cataloging, repository submission, and ...

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