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Introducing Students To Open Access Through Opportunities for Involvement

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Jennifer Collins, SUNY DelhiFollow

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The Open Access movement continues to gain momentum in academia with clear benefits for libraries, professors and students. Students are in a position to reap unique benefits from the Open Access movement and student involvement is essential to the successful integration of Open Access in the academic sphere. Many students are not aware of the Open Access movement and its relevance to them as a scholarly movement. The poster enumerates methods and suggested approaches for library outreach to students for the purpose of creating a foundation for new and continuing student participation in the Open Access movement. Library centric efforts include: library participation in global events like Open Access Week and with organizations such as The Right to Research Coalition, and the foundation of a student repository. Outreach to student activities include: partnering with student media (newspapers, blogs, or radio stations) to produce programming on Open Access, targeting students from majors with high achievement where a lack of open and shared research has serious repercussions for members of the field (these include majors in health care and veterinary medicine) and offering information sessions and materials on Open Access and scholarly publishing for both students and faculty. The purpose of the poster is to offer suggestions for outreach to students as well as library activities and best practices for libraries seeking to have students become involved in Open Access.

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28-3-2014 12:15 PM

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Introducing Students To Open Access Through Opportunities for Involvement

The Open Access movement continues to gain momentum in academia with clear benefits for libraries, professors and students. Students are in a position to reap unique benefits from the Open Access movement and student involvement is essential to the successful integration of Open Access in the academic sphere. Many students are not aware of the Open Access movement and its relevance to them as a scholarly movement. The poster enumerates methods and suggested approaches for library outreach to students for the purpose of creating a foundation for new and continuing student participation in the Open Access movement. Library centric efforts include: library participation in global events like Open Access Week and with organizations such as The Right to Research Coalition, and the foundation of a student repository. Outreach to student activities include: partnering with student media (newspapers, blogs, or radio stations) to produce programming on Open Access, targeting students from majors with high achievement where a lack of open and shared research has serious repercussions for members of the field (these include majors in health care and veterinary medicine) and offering information sessions and materials on Open Access and scholarly publishing for both students and faculty. The purpose of the poster is to offer suggestions for outreach to students as well as library activities and best practices for libraries seeking to have students become involved in Open Access.