Public Access: Emerging Federal Research Access Policies and How They'll Affect Your Library (ALA 07 MW)
PUBLIC ACCESS: Federal Research Access Policies and How They'll Change Your Library
The drive for free public access to publicly funded research is in high gear in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe. For scientists and scholars, it promises not just to change the norms for how research is shared, but also to open new avenues for how it is conducted. The implications for academic and research libraries are no less profound, as the possibility of new and expanded roles in the research process emerge.
The popular SPARC-ACRL Forum looks at what the changes mean for libraries. Speakers will examine current and emerging public access policies and explore key questions facing libraries: What role will institutional repositories play? Do libraries have a part in research funders' plans? How will scholarship and teaching be changed? What can libraries do to strengthen their partnerships with scholars and users in this new environment? What can you do to prepare for the transformation ahead.