The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.
The faculty at Allegheny College are on the verge of adopting an open access policy. The library has been influential in its creation and will be integral in its implementation. The first part of this presentation will introduce the College’s open access policy. It will discuss the faculty’s concerns and final decision making process. The library’s role in the formation of this policy will be analyzed. The second part of this presentation will focus on implementation, especially the library’s institutional repository (IR). Allegheny’s IR is a ‘dual-purpose system’. It includes content available to all users (e.g., digitized manuscripts) and content available only to Allegheny affiliated users (e.g., classified administrative documents). This approach has been beneficial, affirming the importance of IRs to the campus and scholarly communications. Such duality, however, may pose new obstacles for carrying out Allegheny’s open access policy. Additional implementation issues will be considered.
Brian Kern is Head of Technical Services at Pelletier Library, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. In addition to overseeing cataloging, serials, and electronic resources, he is responsible for managing the library’s institutional repository. Brian holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
Saturday June 8, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Regency Ballroom C2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202