2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 4C: Open for Discovery?…
One of the primary drivers for open access publishing has been the ability to better facilitate discovery of scholarly information among researchers and the general public. But unlike journal articles, monographs have unique requirements in both librarian and researcher workflows that have made discoverability of long-form content more challenging than it has so far been for journals. The distributed nature of ebook hosting, issues of scale and standards, and the role of third parties in acquiring and surfacing monograph content are all challenges with which open access monograph publishers grapple. This panel will explore some of the issues that complicate discoverability of open access monographs and initiatives being led by service providers and standards organizations that aim to better incorporate them into librarian and researcher workflows.
Moderator: Erich van Rijn, University of California Press
Twitter Handle: erichvanrijn
Jennifer’s perspective remains influenced by her years as a librarian in electronic resources acquisitions and management and she still enjoys explaining to librarians what life is like on the other side.