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Title:The Privileged Link: Open Access, Version of Record, or Let the User Decide?
Author(s):Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Tay, Aaron; Tilstra, Johan; Aghazarian, Maria
Subject(s):open access
version of record
scholarly communications
scholarly publishing
library libraries
Abstract:As the availability of open access (OA) copies continues to grow, platforms and libraries are increasingly facing the possibility of linking users to version of record copies as well as to OA but non-version of record copies of the same article. Some advocate prioritizing linking to OA copies while others argue that the version of record should be prioritized. In many cases, this is a question of whether to link to a copy that the library has licensed over the copies that are freely available; however, the same conundrum can occur with respect to publisher-hosted OA content vs. copies available in institutional repositories and on preprint servers. Several other recommended approaches exist as well. This issue-oriented session will explore the implications of these choices and how they might align with different strategic priorities for libraries and platforms. Questions include: What principles can be helpful as a library explores these decisions? How can a library engage its user community in these decisions? What are the impacts on other library services (e.g., instruction and interlibrary loan) of the different approaches? If desired, how can a library integrate OA and version of record linking in the same discovery/access system? What staff training and user education programs do the different approaches demand? Should the way articles are cited be changed to privilege OA copies? If OA is easily linked or if users choose OA copies over the version of record, could libraries cancel subscriptions and reallocate funds? Do users really need the version of record?
Issue Date:2018-04-13
Citation Info:Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke, Tay, Aaron, Tilstra, Johan; & Aghazarian, Maria. (2018, April 13). "The Privileged Link: Open Access, Version of Record, or Let the User Decide?" Presented at the CNI Spring Meeting 2018, San Diego, CA.
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Date Available in IDEALS:2018-04-14

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