Wednesday, March 26, 2008

York University Library - another Canadian leader in the open access movement

York University Library is obviously yet another example of Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement.

A link to YUL Ejournal publishing support is prominently posted on the library's Services page for faculty. There is a whole page just on publishing using Open Journal Systems!.

YorkSpace is only one of York's 3 repositories, according to Leila Fernandez and Marcia Salmon, who also report that Canada is 4th among countries in societies publishing open access journals, in their presentation on Open Access Publishing.

Andrea Kosavic and Sharon Wong's Empowering Authors, a presentation for a Scholarly Communications Retreat at York, is well worth a look for some interesting approaches to explaining the key area of author rights to faculty.

Kudos to Cynthia Archer, York's University Librarian and one of the founders of the open access journal Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, for a great role model!

York University Library is a member of another Canadian leading organization in open access, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)