Thursday, December 09, 2010

B - Open access availability of LIS research

Way D. The open access availability of Library and Information Science literature. College & Research Libraries 2010; 71(4);302-309

To examine the open access availability of Library and Information Science (LIS) research, a study was conducted using Google Scholar to search for articles from 20 top LIS journals published in 2007. The results showed a lack of archiving of articles, being not deposited in institutional or subject repositories at a high rate. This is in spite of the fact that a previous study found that 90% of the LIS journals allow some form of self-archiving.

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