Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105421
Title:
The Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositories
Author:
Bailey, Charles W.
Citation:
The Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositories 2005, 33(3):259-267 Reference Services Review
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Reference Services Review
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105421
Submitted date:
2005-11-16
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper proposes explaining institutional repositories (IRs) and open access, discussing the relationship of open access to IRs, and examining the possible roles of reference librarians in IRs. Design/methodology/approach: Key IR and open access concepts are clarified and critiqued. New organizational roles for reference libraries are suggested that build on their current functions. Findings: The IR concept is defined, and IRs are shown to be different from scholars' personal web sites, academic department/unit archives, institutional e-print archives, and disciplinary archives. Open access is defined and examined. While the vision of open access is clear, the implementation of the vision is less pure. Open access and IRs are not synonyms: IRs are best seen as an enabling technology for open access. Reference librarians must play a key role in IRs, and ten potential IR support activities for them are identified. Originality/value: This paper orients reference librarians, library administrators, and others to IRs and open access, providing a context for understanding how reference librarians' jobs may be transformed by the emergence of IRs.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication
Local subject classification:
e-prints; institutional repositories; Open Access; reference librarians

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Charles W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-16T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:06Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-11-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositories 2005, 33(3):259-267 Reference Services Reviewen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105421-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper proposes explaining institutional repositories (IRs) and open access, discussing the relationship of open access to IRs, and examining the possible roles of reference librarians in IRs. Design/methodology/approach: Key IR and open access concepts are clarified and critiqued. New organizational roles for reference libraries are suggested that build on their current functions. Findings: The IR concept is defined, and IRs are shown to be different from scholars' personal web sites, academic department/unit archives, institutional e-print archives, and disciplinary archives. Open access is defined and examined. While the vision of open access is clear, the implementation of the vision is less pure. Open access and IRs are not synonyms: IRs are best seen as an enabling technology for open access. Reference librarians must play a key role in IRs, and ten potential IR support activities for them are identified. Originality/value: This paper orients reference librarians, library administrators, and others to IRs and open access, providing a context for understanding how reference librarians' jobs may be transformed by the emergence of IRs.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subject.othere-printsen_US
dc.subject.otherinstitutional repositoriesen_US
dc.subject.otherOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.otherreference librariansen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Reference Librarians in Institutional Repositoriesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalReference Services Reviewen_US
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