I am pleased to report that the Atlantic Provinces Library Association passed the following motions at their Ordinary General Meeting during the CLA/APLA/NLLA National Conference held in St. John’s NL May 23-28, 2007:
Motion: It is moved that APLA support open access publishing, and begin with Volume 71 of the APLA bulletin, to be open access.
Motion: It is moved that APLA adopt a creative commons copyright statement with the first online issue, to replace the current copyright statement.
Both were passed unanimously.
I suppose this makes APLA the second library association in Canada to fully support open access publishing.
Thanks to Jennifer Richard, and kudos to APLA!
This post is a part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement series.