Open Access week is fast approaching! There are some fantastic events and other projects in the OA Week lineup, all available to look through on the OA Week website.
Here at OBP, we are planning some of our own projects for OA Week – we will be publishing a series of blog posts by librarians, regarding Open Access books, discussing topics such as:
- The issues that librarians face in regards to OA books, e.g., difficulties with content and discovery, or acquisition
- Ways that libraries have helped to spread awareness of, and further the publication of OA books
- Anything else related to OA books that you would like to share your thoughts on
We already have several librarians participating, including the wonderful Kyle Brady from the University of St Andrews who runs the University’s Open Access blog. We’d love it if you contributed too!
The blog post would preferably consist of around 500-700 words, discussing your thoughts on Open Access books – it doesn’t matter what your role within the library is, or the angle that you come at the post from; we just want to hear your thoughts!
If you’d like to participate let us know asap, and please send your blog post to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21/10/2016. Of course don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.