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Book summary: Planned Obsolescence by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
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 ...
Open Access E-Books in Academic Libraries
(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. ...
Introduction to Open Access
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 ...
Collaborative Batch Creation for Open Access E-Books: A Case Study
(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 101
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 ...