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dc.contributor.authorLawrence-Kuether, Maureen Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T08:01:42Zen
dc.date.available2017-06-21T08:01:42Zen
dc.date.issued2017-06-20en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:11738en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78236en
dc.description.abstractThe movement towards open access has allowed academic researchers to communicate and share their scholarly content more widely by being freely available to Internet users. However, there are still issues of concern among faculty in regards to making their scholarly output open access. This study surveyed Virginia Tech faculty (N = 264) awareness and attitudes toward open access practices. In addition, faculty were asked to identify factors that inhibited or encouraged their participation in open access repositories. Findings indicate that while the majority of Virginia Tech faculty are seeking to publish in open access, many are unaware of the open access services provided by the university and even less are using the services available to them. Time, effort, and costs were identified as factors inhibiting open access and data sharing practices. Differences in awareness and attitudes towards open access were observed among faculty ranks and areas of research. Virginia Tech will need to increase faculty awareness of institutional open access repositories and maximize benefits over perceived costs if there is to be more faculty participation in open access practices.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectopen accessen
dc.subjectdata sharingen
dc.subjectsocial exchange theoryen
dc.titleBeyond the Paywall: Examining Open Access and Data Sharing Practices Among Faculty at Virginia Tech Through the Lens of Social Exchangeen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentCommunicationen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen
dc.contributor.committeechairTedesco, John C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberIvory, James Deeen
dc.contributor.committeememberYoung, Philipen


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