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Finding free and open access resources: A value-added service for patrons

TitleFinding free and open access resources: A value-added service for patrons
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMartin, R. A.
PublisherJournal of Interlibrary Loan,Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Volume20
Start Page189
Issue3
Pagination189 - 200
Date Published07/2010
ISSN1540-3572
Keywordsacademic libraries, interlibrary loan, open access, Open Educational Resources, open textbooks, reference
Abstract

Academic libraries are eager to orient patrons to free and open access materials in their databases, digital repositories, and Web sites. These materials include journal literature, textbooks, and open educational resources. Discovery of open access content has been improved by catalogs that index open metadata and link resolvers that point to quality Internet resources. Librarians and staff save patrons time and money by helping them find open course materials and scholarly works, and the library benefits from reduced subscription costs and by promoting local intellectual capital. Nevertheless, finding these materials is still a challenge.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1072303X.2010.491022
DOI10.1080/1072303X.2010.491022
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Short TitleJournal of Interlibrary Loan,Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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