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Inside out Publishing - Open Access

Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2009, 13.30 - 16.20, Vencovsky Aula

Open Access: How to Benefit from It Reasonably and How to Make the Own Contribution in Its Development?

Autor: Zuzanna Wiorogórska, University of Warsaw Library, Poland



Keywords: Open Access, repository, electronic resources Nowadays it is a standard that academic libraries subscribe to several paid e-resources – to provide a high level of education and to give equal opportunity in access to knowledge. In other words - that is the next aspect of globalization with all its consequences: if an university does not have enough funds, the users are on the lost position. However, do only expensive databases have exclusivity to be the best quality e-resources? Who decides about it? The proposed paper aims at presenting how to integrate OA resources into the library’s holdings and how to select the most valuable ones. Subject librarians as “the sieves of information” - responsible not only for choosing the pertinent resources, but also for gaining the balance between ‘free’ and ‘paid’. Another goal is to show how universities can contribute to the development of OA treasury. The vogue is currently to build digital repositories. However, copyright significantly limit the creators – if anything changes in this domain, the repositories will be nothing but collections of national heritage produced with worthy intentions but not too useful in everyday life of libraries’ users who need the most the contemporary manuals written by their lecturers and the access to academic dissertations. How to persuade academic teachers to publish in OA and how to organize effectively the electronic OA e-collection of thesis? These are the next tasks set before the librarians.

About author:

Zuzanna Wiorogórska is a manager of acquisitions in Serials Department at University of Warsaw Library, Poland. She has been working at UWL since 2003. She has a M.A. in Linguistics. Her current interests are new technologies in scientific information and the promotion of electronic resources in academic environment. She has been on professional placements in academic libraries in Germany, Great Britain and France to improve her knowledge in this field. In UWL, apart from her work in Serials Department, she was also involved in library projects of creating UWL web page and e-learning training for library users. She is a member of Polish Librarians Association as well as of Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes. University of Warsaw Library’s homepage:

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