Albertsons Library faculty adopted a “Statement of Support For Open Access” on March 13, encouraging library faculty and staff to make their work openly accessible.
The statement shows Albertsons Library’s dedication to access to information, aligning it with the 2016 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) statement in support of open access. The statement also encourages “librarians to make other forms of scholarship, such as monographs, presentations, grey literature and data, openly accessible.” Albertsons Library advocates for the open dissemination of library and information sciences scholarship and fully supports open access for publishing as it allows for greater exposure, discovery and retention of author rights.
Albertsons Library encourages other departments across campus to consider a similar statement. Contact your library liaison if you would like assistance or have any questions.
In addition, library faculty members Memo Cordova and Amber Sherman have worked to raise awareness of the open access publishing model, including:
- Presentations to library staff on “Library Journal Impact Measurements” that compared and contrasted open access publications and paywall counterparts
- Working with the library’s Promotion and Tenure committee to insert language that includes disseminating knowledge “through traditional and/or scholarly open access venues”
- Writing an article on the cost of academic publishing and open access for Boise State’s own The Blue Review, published on March 12.