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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians by Alice Crawford

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Liaison and open access journals

Abstract:

Repository Support Officer Jackie Proven at the University of St Andrews Library has used the opportunities provided by the OJS (Open Journal Systems) platform to have useful conversations with faculty and postgraduate students about shaping their proposed open access journals, as well as about open access, repositories and e-scholarship generally. This case study describes how her work with the institutional repository has developed to embrace the additional (though always planned) project of offering OJS functionality to members of the academic community wishing to establish their own journals. With her background in repository support, she recognises this as an important new direction for liaison ...

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